Sunday, June 3, 2012

Why I Hate Goodbyes...

The Soldier left again today. This time it’s only for a week, but since he has only been home since November, it was kind of like picking off a scab.

Watching him pull out his uniform and pack his bags was a lot for the kids to deal with and when you are four, a week might as well be 18 months again. But the Army doesn’t think about these things, they can’t, they have a mission to accomplish.

I hate dropping him off at the airport and I can’t help but wonder which husband I will pick up in a week. Maybe I will get the one who is part of our family back, not the one who just observes from the outside.

War changes a person in ways you can’t even comprehend at the time and nothing can - or will - prepare you for it.

And whether I admit it or not, it has changed me. We have all been through hell.

Some days, I wish I could stop and rewind time.



  1. Praying for you and your family...trusting God gives you exactly what you need each day to be the mom your kids need while your soldier is gone. And, with confidence, knowing you'll be what he needs when he returns. Big hugs to you.

  2. Praying for all of you during this week. I am so proud of the sacrifices you make as a milirltary family.

  3. Thoughts and prayers are with you! Hubby left for his 2 week drill this morning.

  4. It's hard on everyone, no matter how long they are gone. Keep your chin up. :) My thoughts and prayers are with you!

  5. I've been following your blog for awhile now and just had to stop by after reading this and say how much I appreciate military wives like you who support and love their husbands who come and go to protect their country.
    I'm not American, but Canadian but we feel the same way about our military men and their wives. I'll be praying that God draws you and your family nearer to Him and gives you strength and peace.
    God bless

  6. Same here. I doesn't matter if it's a week, a year or more, it's hard to watch them go. I'll be praying for your whole family. May this time pass quickly and your soldier comes back safe and ready to R&R with the fam.

  7. I understnad how hard this is. Praying for your week to go by quickly.

  8. Oh, but the reunions are all the sweeter. Glad I'm posting this after your long week has ended and you've had your reunion!