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My Husband Is Deployed

I met my husband 13 years ago, I was 12 at the time, we started "going out" we had our good days and bad days like every young couple does.  We dated through our Jr. High years, and through high school, then we started to have a rocky relationship, we split up and went out seperate ways, for about 2 years, we finally saw each other again, and decided to try again.  We have been together ever since.  We moved in together when I was 16, he was 17.  We moved to a different town than our parents, when I was 20 we got pregnant, and had our first child, a beautiful baby girl, still no marriage.  We were still together moved plenty of times, and 2 years later we had our second child, when she was 10 months old my boyfriend at the time decided to join the military. (WOW what a life change)  We got married in October 24 by November 7 he was gone in basic.  The hardest time in my life, he was gone for 6 months in basic, then he had 3 more months of different training, then he finally got his first duty station, and we got to move to be with him.  We were there almost 3 months and guess what....Deployment time came for him, we moved back to where we came from, he was gone 4 months came home was home for 1 month, and now he is deployed again, this is the hardest thing I have to deal with, my husband being gone, and we were never apart before, and we have two little girls together.  They miss their daddy, and often ask when he is comming home, I have to say when his mission is complete and hope they understand.  They often want to call him, and we can't call him, we have to wait for his phone call, and when he doesnt call I am so worried that something has happened, the worst feeling.  I can't wait for him to come home so we can all be together once again, this is just the begining, I know we have a long road ahead of us, hopefully it just gets better.  I love my husband so much and I am so proud of him.
armywife1 armywife1 21-25, F 7 Responses Feb 13, 2007

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WELL I FEEL WHAT YOU ARE GOING THROUGH, IT IS ONE OF THE HARDEST THINGS TO DEAL WITH ESPECIALLY HAVING KIDS. I AM GOING THROUGH THE SAME THING WITH MY HUSBAND AND CHILDREN. I WILL KEEP YOU IN MY PRAYERS.

Hey, miss Butterfly....You'll make it. It's going to be ok. I'm sorry that your husband just left....the first month was so hard for me.....we've only got eleven left to go...he's been gone four already....you'll make it.

My husband just left today for his first deployment. It's going to be six months long. It's very hard on my right now. I've never really been apart from him. He was gone for basic and tech school training, and that was hard. I feel like this is harder though.I can't seem to stop crying.

My husband just left today for his first deployment. It's going to be six months long. It's very hard on my right now. I've never really been apart from him. He was gone for basic and tech school training, and that was hard. I feel like this is harder though.I can't seem to stop crying.

I understand where your coming from. It's hard to be with out your husband but it's even harder on the children. I have two children and they aren't my husbands but he considers them his children. I hope things get easier on you and the babies.

I have to say I think milatary spouses are some of the strongest women or men in the world. I have so much respect for our service men and women. Hang in there and God Bless!