I was minding my own business, living my life, and then I fell in love with a soldier. He stole my heart. So I became an Army Wife. And I am so proud to be! But I have to say, it’s harder than I thought it would be. I mean, it’s hard enough being newlyweds! Getting to know each other in new ways, learning to live with each other, etc. Add to that preparing for and then going through a deployment. It’s a lot to deal with.
I miss my husband. I miss being close to him. I miss being able to hold his hand, hug him, cook for him. The little things. You don’t realize how much you need them until they aren’t there. A big one for us, he always takes the trash out. I HATE taking the trash out. I miss going out to eat with him. I miss going to movies with him. Or just watching a movie at home, snuggled up together. I have to say, it sucks.
I am so so so grateful for the internet. For Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo messenger and Skype video chat. Because of those things, I am able to talk to my beloved very often. That has really helped me through this! Especially since we have had a lot of medical problems in my family recently. Several surgeries and people in the hospital. I’ve been helping take care of people. It’s a lot to take on. Being able to talk to my husband, who is also my best friend, has helped me so much. He calms me down, even from over 7000 miles away.
We have been having some amazing conversations recently. Every time I talk to him, I fall more and more in love with him. He is truly my other half. I am a better person because of him. And it is so hard being away from him. I can’t wait for him to get home!
With him leaving just after 6 months of marriage, it’s going to be like starting all over when he gets back. On one hand that sucks. We will have been married for over a year and have to get used to each other all over again! But on the other hand, it’s exciting! It’s all new again! That can be fun! I know I’m up for the challenge!