A month into my first deployment (better half is deployed, I'm home),
I found your blog. Do you have any other army-wife deployment blogs/
online resources you recommend? We plan to get married when he gets
back, and I know other deployments will be in my future... but I won't
be in my home town next time. Not used to the erratic communication
schedule and am finding it a bit difficult. Holidays don't help
Any other resources you can pass on would be great-- I'm not living on
the base he was deployed from and since we aren't married, I haven't
found many official Army resources I can take advantage of. So,
online info/ blogs/ whatever would be great.
Love your blog-- can't imagine going through so many year-long
deployments, though. Wow.
My advice? Stay busy. Set goals. Don't get caught up in the drama. Surround yourself with non-toxic people. Make plans for when they come back. Save money. Write letters. Take pictures. Live your life, he doesn't want you to put it on hold! He will change, work hard to make yourself better and your future family better. Survive and Thrive!
Anyone else have advice or want to put their blogs in the comments so she can read about other people going through this same thing?
We have survived four year long deployments--one to Bosnia and three to Iraq. We have been married for almost 17 years and have three children--Em, Abs, and Junior. Gunner is currently deployed for the 5th time to Afghanistan. We are fast approaching the year mark, and then we will focus on the prize--retirement!