I am a newlywed Navy Wife going through my first deployment ever.
I’m not ready & I’m in denial (I think)
Deployment is getting closer and closer, inspections are much more frequent and I see nothing of Josh at all.
Josh and I have been married for almost 5 months now. Tomorrow is our 1 year anniversary, and he will be gone to duty. I miss him so much. He is my best friend, my everything. He makes me so happy and makes everything so much more bearable. He is my go-to person when things go wrong, my rock, just so much for me.
I should be upset and moping and maybe it’s because it isn’t soon enough, but all I can think of is moving our apartment, making sure we are settled, that the home & pets are taken care of, and trying to make sure that I can take care of everything before he leaves. I haven’t cried yet. It hasn’t hit me fully yet. I am not sure.
How do you deal with time away (7 months for us) from the person who gets your through each day?
Is it bad that I am not upset yet?
Maybe it will hit me in the coming months. Will I notice a month ahead of time, a week? How long until it hits me, if it does? How do you cope with that?
The Clock is Ticking…