I Was Soooo Not Expecting This...

I've been trying to get my guy to open up about deployment and what not for a while now. Somehow we stumbled onto the subject.  I was talking about hoping the year goes by quickly..and can't wait till after deployment when he's out and he can come home for good. (his 3 years are supposed to be up a month after he gets back from deployment) He said "yeah, i'll probably get a good break after deployment. I was confused..did he just say BREAK? I thought he was coming home FOR GOOD. Turns out he won't be out until May 2012, a good 8 MONTHS after his 3 years are up. I don't understand...what the heck..why? Can anyone explain this to me, bcuz he pretty much dropped the subject after he noticed I stopped talking and laughing and stuff. I'm devastated! Now i have to wait over two years to be with him. If i was expecting this, I think i could have handled it a little better. What gets me the most, is he KNEW i was under the impression he would be out shortly after coming home from deployment, and he didn't tell me.

 

My heart hurts.

alliej05 alliej05
22-25, F
1 Response Mar 14, 2010

I'm sure the news may have broken your spirits but hang in there. My man just told me he plans on retiring from the Army. I couldn't do nothing but laugh. I don't know why but I did. I just thank God he has a career & is not out of a job. But this is the person I'm looking to spend the rest of my life with. Patience is a virtue and everything will fall into place when it's suppose to. In the mean time enjoy the little things and continue to support your man.