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One Day Closer...

My husband is now on his second deployment, but it's our third time apart. Before he was active duty, he was in the Reserves, and he was called up for 18 months to back-fill in another state. Totaling up all the time he has been away on orders or been gone for training, in seven years of marriage he has been gone for four of them. It sucks. As soon as I get done with college, find a job, and keep that job, he will get out of the military and start college. Before that happens, he will likely have to deploy at least one more time. He doesn't want to make the military a career, and I don't blame him. We are both getting to the point where we want to have our own lives - where we can live where we want, go where we want, and do what we want without asking for permission or checking in with anybody. We want to settle down somewhere because moving all the time has really gotten old. We talk a lot about what we want to do or how our lives will be when he finally gets out (even if the economy is still cruddy). We have a lot of plans, and one day we will be able to close this chapter of our lives and move on. But all this is looking ahead in the long term. In the short term, I just can't wait for him to come home. Every day is one day closer.
AzaleaElise AzaleaElise 26-30, F Jan 8, 2011

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