I love love love my husband. But I really wish I didn't marry a military man. I don't mind the moving, the long hours, the military culture...it's the separation that kills me. Part of it is because we spent our entire dating relationship as a long distance couple. I was in Washington and Oregon while he was stationed in Alaska. I can probably count on one hand how many times we saw each other in person during our almost two years of dating. Maybe all the anxiety and problems that come with distance relationships scarred me so now it's 100x's worse when he's gone.
Will has been in the Air Force for 4 years (I've been with him for most of it) and he's never been deployed. A little surprising right? He was gone a lot the first 6 months of our marriage on TDY's...it bothered me, but I wasn't on my own for long.
|Delivering toys in Thailand with his squadron|
Source: Air Force Site
I know military wives like to put on that front that we're really tough and can handle anything. But I'll tell you right now. I cry a lot. I hold it in pretty well for the most part, but it'll hit me at night when I can't sleep or when I wake up and realize I won't be waking up next to my husband in the near future.
|About to go on his incentive flight while on TDY in Florida|
Any military spouses out there have advice for us? I've heard it helps to say goodbye at home and not to go to the hangar with him.