It's that time. The sea bag and foot locker is packed. The wills are done. A power of attorney is sitting on the desk down stairs.
There is no denying that this deployment is coming. Like it or not.
And in case your wondering I don't like it.
I don't like the worry and the stress. I don't like the constant ache in my heart. I don't like seeing my kids struggle with saying goodbye. I don't like hearing well meaning things from well meaning people that really doesn't seem so well meaning to me.
Nope. I don't like it at all.
I'm already tired of so much of this. To outsiders it hasn't even started but to you fellow military folks, you know that, pardon my language, we are already standing knee deep in shit.
The anticipation is so overwhelming. So much to prepare and think about. And it never seems like there is enough time to get it all done.... And all the other daily things, because life doesn't stop just because your gearing up.
We'll make it, that's what we do. They serve and we serve. One day at a time we just go about out lives and just like the deployment comes the deployment will go. Things are different but there see still kids to get to school, practices and meets to go to, hugs and kisses to give out before bed.
I am first and foremost mom to our three very energetic little boys. Another large part of my life, or rather our family life is the Marine Corps. I hold down the fort while hubby flies around the world for Uncle Sam.