Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Dealing with deployment

So, the boyfriend left this morning for his 6-month deployment. Around noon he started on a series of flights that will eventually land him in Iraq.

It was kind of weird this morning when we said goodbye. It was very similar to any other morning that he’d leave for work except the hug lasted a little longer, I had tears in my eyes and we both knew that instead of him coming back at the end of the day, he won’t be back until the end of the year.

I’m really not handling it as well as I thought I would. I’ve been crying off and on since he left at 7:30 this morning. (Those that know me know that I’m EXTRA emotional...lol. It gets kind of ridiculous sometimes.) I really want to be the strong girlfriend that knows this separation is only temporary and is confident her boyfriend will be back in December, unharmed. But for some reason it's very hard for me to be that person right now.

But, I guess it may be too early to tell how I'll handle this since this is only the first day. I can only hope that it gets easier and I can be the person he needs me to be.

Still, December 17 can’t get here fast enough.

4 comments:

Ashley Northington said...

You'll be fine. I promise.

Darcie said...

I know it is hard. My fiance left right after proposing in January. He won't be back until October. You have to take each day one at a time. Some days are bad others are good. Find something you love to do to pass the time. That has helped me a great deal. Also keep in touch the best you can, send care packages, let him know you are there for him and always will be.

Katie said...

I understand what your going through my boyfriend is being deployed in january for afganistan for 6 months. im afraid but i know hes coming home. just stay strong itll all be ok. I just distract myself with diferent things trying not to think about it. yea your going to have days you miss him so much it hurts then others your just waiting for his arrival home. Just keep going be there for him he needs you to be strong and you need to be strong for yourself.

Anonymous said...

I know this is weird, but I can only imagine how you are feeling. My fiance leaves for Afghan in the next month and I am worried and he has not left yet. Its nerve wrecking. Already I have started watching the news every minute and I dont know how I am going to make it. I think you should keep faith and have hope. This is what I will do. I will fast for some days to make a sacrifice to God, and ask that he keep my man safe and bring him home safely, when I fast I will bear all the women in mind that have their loved ones out there. When will it end? Pray for him and be strong.