The Wife of a deployed USN Sailor. This is my deployment diary. Follow, share, ask. :)
“In spite of the miles between us, and Lord knows there are many…there is something beautiful about our connection. I can feel your presence in my thoughts and in my heart, knowing that at that very same moment, you’re thinking of me too and loving me just the same.”
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person" -Mignon McLaughlin
This will only make us stronger❤️
Every day, every hour, every minute, every second. I am missing you.
Some couples don’t realize how lucky they are just to be able to hold hands.
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Deployment fucking sucks. It’s the hardest thing I have ever had to go through. It has made me depressed, sad, miserable, and an emotional wreck. It has been hell. I want nothing more in this world than to NEVER have to go through deployment ever again. I can only imagine how awful it would be with children in the picture. I can’t even imagine going through it one more time, much less for the next 13 (?) years if my husband were to make it a career. And the thing that makes it suck even more is that no one knows what you’re going through. Even people who try, and say they understand- just don’t. My mother, who has been there and seen my worst days (and my good days) doesn’t even get it. You feel absolutely and utterly alone. If you’re lucky enough to have friends around you that understand, or are military wives as well, then they can offer some type of support. But, no one knows how you personally feel because- every situation is different. Every persons story is different. And it’s hard to find a comforting shoulder to lean on in the middle of a heart-wrenching time. Be it, 2 months, or a year.
That being said…
Deployment has made my relationship with my husband 100% stronger and way more secure. We have had to figure out how to trust each other on a level that I have never known before. We have had to figure out how to communicate through limited ability, and to be able to communicate well. (Which, let’s just be honest, is NOT easy.) We have had to get used to not hearing each others voices for weeks on end. We have had to make huge, life altering decisions, while being on opposite sides of the world. We have grown as a couple. Our relationship is stronger than it was 7 months ago, and 5 months ago, and 2 weeks ago. We have had challenges and hardships in the first 9 months of our marriage that most couples will never see in all of their married lives. And when my husband returns our lives won’t be perfect. We will still face hard times and we will have to work at our marriage and life together just like everyone else does.
But the difference? I know how it feels to not have my husband by my side when I need him most. I know what it’s like to have to do everything for us, alone because he is gone. And I appreciate his presence so much more than anyone can ever appreciate someones presence without them ever leaving for longer than a week long business trip. I will enjoy the bickering of living with someone every day. I will find joy and happiness in the annoyance of having to put the toilet seat down, or picking up socks from the bedroom floor.
I much prefer it that way.
This. All of this.
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7 Months Down❤️⚓️
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I can’t think of anything but nights with you.
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Distance really is just a mindset. Its a mental test. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been dating 5 weeks or 5 years if you can’t handle it, then yes it will put a strain. But you have to put all doubts and fears out the window. Write them down and burn the pages. Distance doesn’t ruin relationships, people ruin relationships.
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