I haven’t really brought up deployment that much, just the fact that I’ve been trying to stay busy and missing the crap out of my husband, there hasn’t been a whole lot to share. This holiday season was our first one apart in six years and it was oddly OK. They were in port during that time, so I got to talk to him quite a bit during that week. With spending my holidays back at home with my family, it was a different holiday season already. As much as I missed him this holiday season, I was happy to spend time with my family.
This deployment has been kind of crazy already and mainly because we’re in the process of waiting for our PCS orders. We should have found out already where we’ll be going to, but he applied for this scholarship program, which he would be learning a foreign language in a country of his choice. We’ve been hush-hush about the whole application process because in true military form, we never want to get our hopes up especially for such a great opportunity. We made a “wishlist” for this program as well, which was extremely exciting because of the possibilities of being in a country of our choice. Recently, we were asked to revise our list one final time to make any changes; that fell onto my lap since he wasn’t able to do any further research underway. During his last port visit, he had an interview the day they were suppose to leave again and that’s when he called me …
OK … so we rarely talk on the phone and that’s just how it was for us since we’ve first started dating. Yes, we get a lot of crazy looks and the guys on his boat all think he’s lying when he tells them yeah, I don’t have to call her for anything unless it’s urgent. It’s 100% true, we call each other on a need basis. I knew why he was calling, but there were some serious emotions going on; ecstatic, anxious, nervous. I haven’t heard his voice in months and at first, it was a bit tough to hold it together. Hanging up was the worst part, I cried a little bit.
Anyways, he called because he had to talk about his interview and revising the list. I had some major research to do before submitting our final list. Having to pick out potential places for where we may be living next without having your significant other there to talk it through, it’s extremely stressful. However, they didn’t leave as expected, so we spent a couple of hours solidifying this list before we submitted it.
Now we just have to wait another month and half to find out the results, I’ll be back on the islands by then. Once we find out, I can get the move scheduled and check things off of our list before we have to leave the island. We don’t know the exact date of when he’ll be rotating off of his boat and probably won’t know until he gets back from deployment, a bit frustrating, but that’s just how it goes.
No one likes the waiting game, but that’s just what we’ve been doing.
waiting for homecoming
waiting for our orders.
waiting for our next move & new adventures.
Thankfully, this deployment has been going by rather quickly and to be honest, this hasn’t felt like deployment at all. I’m not sure what it is, but this one just feels like another underway. I miss him so much, but it’s not unbearable because everyday brings me closer. I’m rather happy that’s how it has been lately, it makes kicking this deployment in the ass much easier.
Well, apologies for the lengthy post, but I just wanted to share a little update with everyone.
Hope you all had a great weekend!