First Deployment

the army has been stringing me and my boyfriend along for almost a year and a half basically just threatening to deploy him, and it finally happened. last saturday his unit deployed. we've been dating for 3 years now and its unbelievable to think that he will be gone for a year.. i just wanted to thank all of you girls out there for supporting your soldier even though its not easy and the army makes sure we know that we are not important. We are. our men need us just as much as the married ones do.. remember that always. 
soldiersgirl20 soldiersgirl20
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3 Responses Aug 9, 2010

I know what you mean, I have been having a tough time believing that he won't be coming home for a year, like I keep expecting the phone call saying he is coming home. I know it's crazy and it won't happen, but the whole situation sucks.

the first week is rough.. but i think it still hasn't hit me yet that it's a whole year that he's gone for. it gets easier as time goes on but its kinda always hanging over your head until he comes home

My boyfriend left today. I am going crazy. How did you get through your first week without him? Has it gotten any easier?