Well my wife’s military career has officially begun. She entered boot camp on Monday night and thankfully I was able to talk with her briefly when she landed. I wanted to update you all earlier than this but I have been such an emotional wreck since Sunday that I haven’t felt like doing much of anything. This is harder than I imagined.
I guess I don’t really know what I was expecting to feel like in her absence. We have been living together for 6 years this Christmas so I don’t know how to live by myself. The mood around the house over the past month has been less than good to say the least. I had been sinking further into depression with the deployment date growing closer. When I said good bye to her on Sunday afternoon that was hard. She spent the night in a hotel and I got to go in Monday morning to witness her enlistment ceremony.
Saying good bye to her after that ceremony was unbelievably hard. And to be honest with you, even though it’s only 2 months it’s still painful. Going from living with a person for 6 years, and getting married over a year ago, to not being able to hear her voice again until Christmas and having no idea when the first letter will come, is incredibly hard. I know there will be other probably longer deployments in the future but at least we will probably be able to talk to one another or maybe even Skype.
I’m getting through it though. It’s getting easier every day but not much easier.
I am super proud of her too, and I’ve told her that many times.
She’s a strong girl and I have all the faith in her. I just can’t wait until Christmas when I can hold her again.