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 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 7, 2012

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Thank you, Panthergirl88, for asking!

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).

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.

Thank you again. And how are you today?

All the best,


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