How do you do it??
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|Mon, 09-06-2010 - 11:37pm|
Hi ladies! It's been a while since I've posted, so you may not remember me. Quick refresher--my husband is trying to join the military. His work has kept him away for the last two weeks, but he's going in tomorrow (unless it gets crazy again) to finally take his ASVAB. He's decided the Navy is the right path for him.
That said, how do you do it? How do you say goodbye for months at a time? How do you stay strong for your kids, for him, for yourself? How do you move far away from friends and family and then have him leave while you're at home being, in effect, a single parent? How do you not go crazy when he comes back and things are awkward and different? How do you keep your marriage strong through the distance? How do you not go crazy missing him so much or before he leaves and you're having one of those great "Oh God, I love this so much" moments and you know you're about to miss out on that for a long time? How do you watch your children grow and change while he's missing it?
There are a lot of benefits in this choice we're making, but ... how do you do it?