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.