My Husband Is Deployed

My husband and I have been together for about 13 years, he was my first real love, and we have been married for a little over a year.  We have two beautiful girls together.  This Valentine's Day we will be apart, he is deployed over seas right now, this is his second deployment.  He left just a week ago, and it doesn't get any easier the second time around.  When we got married, it was just our girls and the two of us, we got married with one day notice, so we didn't get the nice big beautiful wedding every girl dreams of, and I spent my wedding night without him, he had to do some testing, and get all his paper work in order for him to leave for basic, he came home 4 days later, just long enough to move us to my parents house, so we wouldn't be alone.  That was a little over a week, and he left.  In the entire year that he has been in the army, we have seen each other a total of about 125 days, that's not much, and now like I said he is deployed again, for a year.  I am lucky to have my girls with me, without them I think I would be lost.  I know how it is to be alone without your honey, it's not easy just remember there are other people who love you, maybe not the same as your husband or boyfriend, but you still have loved ones.  I am so proud of my husband.  And I am proud of myself too, because it isn't easy being an army wife!  I look forward to his homecomming. 
armywife1 armywife1
22-25, F
2 Responses Feb 13, 2007

I think it's great that after 13 years you still feel the same and I hope that i can say the great things abotu my husband in 13 years. We've known each other for 5 years now and we've been married for two weeks he left today. He works offshore so in the last three months I've seen him 14 days for the most maybe less.... Don't get me wrong i wouldn't be with anyone but him:) and that's why it so hard when his not by myside. Any advise you have for us starting out would be great.

Just like you said just stay positive and have faith. He will be home before you know it. Just know he is thinking about you and your children.