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He's Leaving For Afghanistan Tonight

... and if I start to cry I'm afraid I will not be able to stop.

Oh how I love him.

ShannonbytheSea
ShannonbytheSea ShannonbytheSea 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 7, 2012

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Thank you, Panthergirl88, for asking!<br />
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You know, I am doing better than I had imagined I could. It helps that he and I can send email messages, and somehow it feels easier to keep busy with the time difference (I'm making dinner and he's just getting up). <br />
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I've also been giving myself a bit of break here and there: it's o.k. if I don't finish everything on my list every day. <br />
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Thank you again. And how are you today?<br />
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All the best,<br />
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Shannon

How have you been holding up??

I'm so glad you are giving yourself a break! That is the most important thing and I would agree the time difference helps me feel a little better, knowing when I make Sunday brunch(which was always our weekend routine) he has already had his (if MRE's count lol)

I'm doing well as well. I send him an email a day, letters several times a week, and care packages galore. Taking time out of my day to do something for him helps me stay connected, and knowing how much he appreciates it and recognizes what I do for him helps him feel like he is still a high priority in my life.
I think though a part of me is staying so strong through all of this because a part of me is afraid of what's going to happen when he gets home. Do you ever worry about that too?
- xoxo Rita