Oct. 24th Will Be 2 Months Into the Deployment

I am going through my first deployment. I thought I was doing really well until here lately. I am so glad I stumbled upon this site. My fiance is in the Army and deployed to Iraq in Aug. He is now in Iraq and safe. I am finding that I am going to have to stay busy. When I have idle time is when I get upset. Thank goodness for the Internet. Yahoo IM has been GREAT! We are even able to see each other on web cams. I can't imagine how it would be without having these options. Does anyone know if this gets easier as the months go by? We found out today that he may have to come home for R&R during Christmas, which would be great but then we wouldn't see each other again for almost a year. So, that will be really hard.


mc83 mc83
26-30, F
1 Response Oct 14, 2007

I'm so glad that you get to communicate with your spouse. My husband left at the beginning of September, so I'm not far behind you in time. I only hope that things get easier with time, but I have a feeling that they don't. We just get used to living indepently. It would be awesome to have him home for christmas, but then a whole year after that would be very difficult. Good luck to you girlie.