Today started like any other day. I woke up, went to work, and since my last kid of the day canceled, I was looking forward to coming home and relaxing before heading over to a friends house for a much needed girls night. I came home to find my hubby already home from work. He explained that he had come home to nap because he needed to go in later tonight to see off some of his soldiers off that are deploying.As he was saying this, he kept looking away and fidgeting. I knew something else up so I finally asked what was going on. I wish I hadn't. My hubby told me he would be deploying in a few weeks.
Now in a way I knew this was coming. My hubby has been home for almost a year and I have been lucky that he has been home this long. Last week we received news that his unit would be deploying but according to the CSM, half of the unit was deploying and the other half was not. M was on the half that wouldn't be deploying. However today we received word that he will be deploying. Now we have to wait until the army gives the final word. So it could be anywhere between two days, two weeks or three weeks. Time for us to "hurry up and wait" as the army saying goes
Thankfully it is only a three month deployment. After surviving a 10 month long deployment right after getting married, this one will be a piece of cake. But what makes me upset is that he is going to miss our birthday's and valentine's day for the third year in a row. This year we had planned to go all out for our birthday's. He will be turning 30 on Feb 18 and it is my golden birthday, 26 on Feb 26th. We were really looking forward to him being home this year and had planned to go somewhere romantic for a long weekend.I also was planning to throw him a surprise party and today had actually started calling his friends to try and plan a date. Well go figure that today we get the news he will be deploying and won't be home for it. Boo!!
I realize I am being a baby about this. I just really wanted M's bday to be something special, something he will never forget and now he will miss it completely. Oh well, I guess I can just postpone the party for a later date and not get too upset about it. I have a few weeks left before M leaves and I plan on spending every moment with him.
The plus side of him deploying is that I will knock out some of my resolutions
1. When M is gone I eat less so I will lose weight!
2. Save money and pay off debt- Extra money made during deployments will be going directly to our savings account
3. Working out-I will be so bored I will just spend all my time at the gym!! Hopefully M will come home to a thinner version of me!!
4. Concentrate more on school- I will have no distractions other than two big babies, aka dogs
5. Read-I have a huge stack of books that are screaming at me to read them
It's three months. We can do this. I just am dreading the thought of saying goodbye again. It's the worst feeling in the world. Welcome to the world of an army wife I guess
In other news, my friend's MIL did pass away yesterday night. Luckily they made it in time to say goodbye. Her hubby is taking emergency leave and will be postponing his deployment for a few weeks. I am glad he will get to take this time to be with his family. I feel bad complaining about M missing his bday and leaving for three months when my friends are dealing with something much worse.
So that's it. I am done complaining about upcoming deployments and missed bday's.
At least he will be home for our 2 year wedding anniversary!