Monday, June 13, 2011

Patience is a Virtue

Right? I have to keep reminding myself of this daily. Everyone told me that the last few weeks of a deployment are really hard. I never understood this-isn't that a happy, exciting time knowing that your spouse is going to be home soon? Yes, but that's not all of the story. It's also a time-is-dragging, I-have-no-patience-left, when-the-H#*%-are you going to be home, emotional time. I knew that as soon as it was June 1st, we were getting close. I tried not to think about it, but then by June 6 I was thinking, oh my goodness we are soo close! And now here we are on June 13, we are one week closer, and it's only getting harder. We still don't have an exact date of when he will be back and it's incredibly frustrating. We know that the soonest it could be is 10 days from now, but things always happen and it could be much longer than that. It's all that I can think about and even though us spouses are trying to keep busy together, the days are still dragging by. I'm trying hard to ignore the fact that he will miss Father's Day and our anniversary. At the same time, it could be so much worse so I try to remain grateful. My husband is safe, my husband is not gone for 12 or even 18 months, my husband is coming back and not leaving right now, and I have friends around that are going through the same thing and offer so much support. So I will sit here, wait, and be excited for our homecoming rather than be frustrated by the unknowns....


Kimberly said...

:-( I hear you Rachel! Bryce starts his journey home next Monday, so he could be home next Wednesday to Friday... And I just can't wait for him to be here!

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