Thursday, May 14, 2009

Spoke Too Soon

Jason got his new assignment. He'll still be at Ft. Lewis. Only instead of deploying in the spring, his unit is deploying in October. He'll arrive at Ft. Lewis in November and then join his unit in Iraq after a 30-45 day training.

Just when I think it can't get worse, right?

It's ok, I know we'll get through this. I was just really looking forward to having a few months with my husband before he left again. This is our first deployment in his 6 years in the Army. We have been so blessed on that account. I shouldn't complain. I'm scared for him and for his safety. He's just a military intelligence guy so he's never been to an infantry unit and never seen combat.

I'm a wreck. It's just the thought of 2 years apart. Back to back. It's overwhelming.

I need to get out of here. I need to be near family. Or something. My mind is racing. Jason is upset. We're looking forward to seeing each other this summer when I drive out west. And then we'll have 2 weeks of vacation together (at Disney World!) in October- sort of a farewell celebration I guess.

I'm swallowing the lump in my throat and moving on. My kids need me to be strong. I want to break down but I just can't do it.
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