Relativity of Time

Reading other military spouses' blogs puts a lot of things into perspective for me. The latest revelation I have had is about time. I read about women cherishing their last few months together, and I read about those who are waiting for their loved ones to come home.

A month is a month, yet those last six before Stryker left sure seemed to go a lot quicker than the last six since he left. Overall, I can't really complain. Our time apart has moved along nicely so far. We have been through an OIF deployment once already, and a shorter stint in the Philippines. However, before he left when I thought about the deployment, it felt as though we'd never make it to six months in. Not because I thought we wouldn't make it as a couple, oh no, we are stronger than any stinkin' deployment. Six months just seemed unfathomable, even though I knew from previous experience it is quite do-able.

I find that, like most things, I get myself worked up ahead of time and then once I'm actually in the situation, it isn't as bad as I anticipated. Which I guess is good. Who doesn't love it when things aren't as bad as you think they are going to be?

So here's to those ladies breathing in their hubbies until they have to leave. Stay strong...the goodbye is usually the hardest part. And here's to those of us who are awaiting the return of our loves...we will make it.