I think one of the hardest things about being a military spouse is not hearing from your Soldier.
I was miserable about a week, but not about to complain since it had been a month for a friend.
How long do you go? When the war first started, the first 6 months, we had 3 ten minute phone conversations during that time. That was hard.
While I will never complain about not hearing from him too loudly, I still miss him terribly.
Gunner's facebook status tonight.....
Gunner "is just thinking of home".
Sometimes I like to pretend that I have it harder. I don't get packages, bills are all that come in the mail, and seriously, I have the three kids. There's crossfit, cooking, cleaning, laundry, appointments, schoolwork, potty training, changing diapers because someone refuses to potty train, and a million other things.
On the other hand, while I deal with snow, crazy drivers, walking the dog in the cold, and doing mountains of laundry.......I am not going through what he is, or even close. But, cause there's always a but.....he loves his job. (Mine's not so bad either of course, but Junior potty training would make my job much, much, much, much better)
While no one likes to be deployed, how many of your husbands love what they do?
He keeps telling me that one day he will have to grow up and quit playing GI Joe. Heck, every Halloween he was a Soldier when he was growing up. So what he once pretended, he has been living for the last 23 years.
But soon it will end.
In the meantime, if the war could slow down every once in a while to let me GI Joe call, I would really appreciate it...
What's the hardest part of deployment for you?
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