Friday, May 27, 2011

Before You Know It...

My husband JUST left.. that's how it seems. How can it be so close to homecoming? It's crazy.

Time has Flown this deployment. Very soon, I will be welcoming my amazing husband home.

Deployment day, I watched the ship leave. I watched the ship until I could no longer see her anymore. It disappeared in the distance. I thought, "This is it, deployment is official now". I had wondered how hard it was going to be. Wondered if I would be one of the sad girls.. even wondered if I would end up being one of those on Depression pills as another blogger had posted about me.

I'm proud to say- I'm not sad. I don't think deployment is hard (again, this is speaking about myself). I am most definitely not on any Depression or anxiety medicines [So, here's the middle finger to you Mrs. I don't know you but I'm calling you out on some bogus BS].

Deployment doesn't have to be a bad experience. You don't have to be sad, and miserable- no matter what the length of your deployment is. I'm obvious proof of that.

I didn't think that deployment would go this fast. Honestly, I thought deployment would drag on and most days would seem long. Man O'man, was I wrong. Deployment has flown by! Now, I'm having trouble keeping up!

People say, "It'll be over before you know it!". I've seen a few ladies get mad at the statement.. but you know what? Homecoming is almost here and now I'm running out of time to do all the tings I have planned for homecoming. It snuck up on me- Before I knew it.. BAM! It's seriously right around the corner!

Seriously, keeping busy and giving yourself relax days is definitely how to make time pass by! Good communication is key to making your relationship work through phone and email.

Now, I have insane butterflies. I'm getting anxious and overly excited. Someone says homecoming and I smile insanely big. I look at the countdown I have here at home.. and wonder, "Where did all this time go?!".  Where did May go? Didn't we JUST hit the halfway point?! We're almost there.

Now, I really need to figure out what I'm going to wear! If I end up on anxiety meds, it's going to be because shopping for a perfect homecoming dress is STRESSFUL! ;)


  1. yay, that's great he's almost home! :) deployments always flew by for me too, and i always tell everyone going through a deployment that the time will fly by and before you know it, they'll be home! haha... enjoy all that shopping you're going to do!

  2. *sigh* I totally just left my comment to this on the wrong post. Whoops. Anyways, here it is again, in the right place:

    I'm so happy that this deployment flew by for you. for the most part, when Kent was deployed, it flew by for me as well. I was busy with work and school, and then when those were over, I was busy with packing to move when he got back. I kept my schedule SO full that before I knew it, 11 months had gone by. I guess it helped that we had a LOT of communication this go round, so I got to talk to him, and SEE him almost every day for at least an hour (Thank you, Skype!). I don't think deployments are THAT hard, but I also think that like everything in life, they are what you make of them. If you set out to be miserable the entire time, you will be.

  3. Ha ha the middle finger to the Mrs... totally something I would do!!

  4. Good luck searching for a dress!! Glad time has flown by for you!! It often does because we get so busy and involved in things.

  5. I feel like my hubby's MEU flew by too! It has a lot to do with the attitude ou have! When he was deployed to Iraq and seeing combat, it was a different story. I held my breath the whole time he was gone and it dragged!

  6. We've (my hubby and I) been at this for a year and I can't believe it's been that long. In the beginning it feels like FOR-EV-ERRRRR, and then time comes and goes and next thing ya know, it's over!! Can't wait for all our men to be home again! :D

  7. Don't ask me for advice. I picked mine up in my pajamas. Hey it was 4 in the morning and I found out last minute when he would be home. i am lucky enough I found a baby sitter.