What can I say its going as best it can I suppose. We are officially past the 2 month's down mark with still many more months to go. We actually got some kinda not so good news in that department today which of course I can't discuss on here but let's just say some tears were shed.
I was going into this deployment expecting the worst. We haven't been apart for more than a month, two at the most in the past 3 1/2 years. Thanks to Life on the Trail. I knew this deployment was going to be just like the first one. It was 15 long terrible, awful, no good months in so many ways. I mean we'd only been married a month and here he was leaving for his first deployment. Deployment #2 wasn't any better, I honestly think they get worse the more you go through. So I was expecting this one to be extremely hard times a thousand but its been much different. Don't get me wrong it hasn't been easy at all and I absolutely hate every minute of it but we are managing and pushing on. Some days are harder than others, and I've had those day's were I just want to pull my hair out and scream.
But if I'm being honest it hasn't been nearly as hard as I was expecting it to be. We do get to talk pretty often, mainly through text messaging. Which does make it easy on both of us because we are both able to multi task while getting ready for our day or bed. When I'm getting up and ready for the work day, he's ending his day and getting ready for bed and then other way around. So it works out that we are both on kinda opposite schedules so we don't miss out on talking to each other.
We've been able to FaceTime a handful of times which is always nice. Our 1st deployment we only video chatted a handful of times through out the entire 15 months. Communication and internet service then and where he was, was awful.
We are most definatly counting down and or course planning a much needed post deployment trip. All in All we are managing and doing well.... ok. Missing each other like crazy. I can't wait for the day life is back to the way it was. Oh and of course I've been dreaming of the Homecoming Ceremony. That first hug and kiss.
Oh I CAN'T WAIT. Distance and Time makes the Heart Grow Fonder!!!!