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|Thu, 04-03-2003 - 12:34pm|
I am not a military wife yet, but will be after 4/5! I'm flying out to San Diego from RI to get married. Not my first choice for a wedding, but I'll take anything at this point in time. So I think my civil wedding in 2 days qualifies me to post a message on this board. It's been really nice to read all that everyone has written. In a way it is uplifting to know that we're all in this together.
David was deployed in December. He was a reservist. And like many wives of reservists, I'm really new to this military culture as this is my first deployment experience. I take each day at a time. Every night before tucking in, I pat myself on the back and remind myself that I made it and tomorrow is another day. For now David is in SD, but we're not sure where he will be shipped out to in August. If not for love, I don't think I could do this.
David will be deployed for 24 months, if not 48 as his orders say. But I think the 48 months isn't anything to be worried about... or so I am told by other reservist wives. Is that true? A part of me refuses to think about the 24 months all at once, choosing to take each day at a time instead. But when I get blue, I can't help but think of it as 24 months. It's a darn long time to be apart. And sometimes I get angry with the military for even imposing this on families. Those are the times when I tell myself to get a grip.
I just want to say that I admire all you military wives out there. I admire your strength and unconditional love. And I am proud to be a part of this culture.