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November 27th, 2018 at 06:08 am

I had to go back and look at my last few posts to see what I had and hadn't shared. Things have been a flurry of activity over here. While we are still waiting on official orders, it looks like DH will be deploying for a year. While it's unfortunate timing and our first long-term separation, I'm at peace with it after some adjusting. I have a really good support system in place here with my family and DH's as well as a few close friends, so I think it will be manageable. This puts all of our financial plans sort of up in the air until we figure out what is happening. He was slated to leave early December, but hasn't actually gotten orders. He has been officially transferred to the unit though.

I had drafted a list of things to get done before he goes, but we're waiting on official word to kick those off. I guess we should probably start since it's not looking like he'll get the 3 week notice he was hoping for. It also puts him in limbo at his regular job as he'd like to take these last few weeks off to get everything in order, but doesn't want to schedule his 'last' day until we have official word. I'm hoping they come in this week.

5 Responses to “Checking In”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Oh sweetie, hugs to you! We have been through two deployments. They are definitely hard, but at the same time you will find out how strong and capable you are. I will pray for both of you and your husband's swift and safe return. Reach out to me by private message if you need to vent to someone who gets it.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Oh dear, that will be tough. I'm glad you have a good support system. Be sure to use them!

  3. LuckyRobin Says:

    I spent a small portion of my pregnancy with my daughter and a very large portion of my pregnancy with my son with my husband in another state. It was hard, especially when I was on bed rest, but with strong family support in place I coped. The hard part was that he couldn't be home for the birth of our daughter, but he did make it home for the birth of our son. I imagine it is even harder when it is a military situation. A lot more worry for you. Hang in there.

  4. Debt-free by Thir-ty Says:

    CCF, I knew you'd be able to chime in. I definitely appreciate the offer to vent and may just end up taking you up on it.

    CB, thank you!

    LR, that must have been difficult to be on bed rest too. I'm lucky that if that happens, I can have my brother come stay with me as he doesn't work, so I'd have help. I'm sad that DH'll miss the actual birth, but he's thinking he should be able to be on leave within a few days to come home right after it happens for a few weeks.

  5. rob62521 Says:

    So glad you have a great support system. Be sure to use it and don't try to be super woman. Prayers for you and your DH for both of you to be safe!

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