We've been at this deployment thing for nine weeks. We're pretty much (give or take) halfway done! It's honestly not at all what I expected. I'm stronger than I expected (most days). When Anthony left for basic (just 10 days after our wedding), I was a wreck. I cried almost daily. I was very needy and honestly felt sorry for myself. I don't feel that way now. I've only cried a handful of times, mostly when something goes wrong. I've kept my head up and used this time to grow closer to God. I think that has been the most important part of this deployment.
I've been blessed that I've been able to stay with my parents most of the time he's been gone. That will all change in 3 weeks when I have to return to our home to start back to work. I've absolutely loved that time I've spent at my parents. I've loved the time I've had with Mom, Dad, and my grandmother. I've also loved the time I've been able to spend with old friends. At the same time though, I'm looking forward to being back home. I'm ready to be in my home, with both my furbabies. I'm ready to start back to work and be on a routine. And I'm ready to get back to my friends at home.
Next weekend, I'm heading out to California to see Kimmie. I can't wait. She's already got so many wonderful things planned. And I'm looking forward to cooler temperatures. (I won't complain about it being hot though, because atleast it's not 120 and I'm not wearing ABU's all the time.) After that, two more weeks and then I start back to work. Wow, time is flying. And I'm loving it!
5 weeks ago