Ooo-RahWell, this isn't our first deployment, actually it is our second, and its just as hard, if not harder than the first. I think that its harder because I know what to expect, like with the Homecoming, and the not so frequent phone calls. Its not something that I am going into blind, so I think that it is going by slower because of all of it.
Our daughter was not even 2 yet when he left the first time, and now she is going on 4 so that makes it harder too because she knows that daddy isn't here, and isn't coming home for a while. I think that its a lot harder on me because it is so hard on her!!
I try and help other wives/girlfriends/fiance's through this, but each experience is different for everyone. Some people aren't as strong as others and they take it a lot harder. I am just glad that I have good friends that are helping me through it, and I am helping them through it.
I just want him to come home safely to us, NOW! I know that sounds selfish, but I don't care right now. It is so hard to be away from the one that you love for so long. I am just glad that we only have 7 months. I don't think that I could do the 15 months like the Army spouses have to! I give them props on that!! He has been gone 5 weeks and 3 days, and it seems like I have so much more time to go than I really do! I pray for all of your loved ones that are over there, that they will come home safely and soon!!