Everyone always seems to say, "Dear deployment, I hate you.". Here I am, Once again going against the norm. Here's my letter to deployment.
Although many hate or strongly dislike you, I'm writing you to THANK you. You are amazing. Seriously. You are my new BFF.
I know this may seem strange that I'm so fond of you, especially since you're part of the reason my husband's nights are my days. However, I appreciate you so very much. You have made my already strong relationship stronger.
The Underways before deployment taught my husband and I better communication. Deployment, you have proved how well we communicate and our communication skills are so much stronger now. Even when communications are down, I know not to worry because I will hear from him when he has a chance, when he has the time.
He is thousands of miles away, out of reach but yet, his emails make him feel as if he is right here with me. He never left. Physically, he is away for a while.. but He is still here. It's not about the physical relationship with him. We connect through our words. I may not get phone calls because you are a bit on the expensive side, Deployment, but when I do.. I'm first kiss excited. It's worth not getting calls. We save money by no calls and When I do get them, I'm more appreciative. I know not to expect them.
Deployment, Thank you. You are more than just separation from my husband, you are more than my husband doing his job, more than these men and women out there ensuring America stays free. Deployment, You are a new relationship with my husband. There will be hard times, but there are hard times with every relationship. The key is to learning to get through it... Together. We've got this, this is easy. Thank you Deployment.
Dear Deployment, I love you.
So long for now,
Married to a Sailor