Our 1st Deployment
My baby is on deployment in Iraq for a year. The 1st 6 months have passed and we've had the 2 weeks R&R which were amazing.
I had worries about whether he would still love me the same but when I met him at the airport we just fitted back together like we always had.
One week has passed now since he went back - 25 to go then its over.
The 1st 6 months I developed depression and found it very difficult to cope, this time I seem to be stronger. My baby on the other hand is very down at the moment and it breaks my heart, this time I need the be the strong one and try to help him as much as I can.
It is very hard and no-one can tell you how to cope, you just seem to find a way.
I wish everyone going through it the best of luck and thanks for reading my story x