How do we do it? Handling goodbye gracefully.
Origionally posted on thegypsywife.com
As I pack my bags to go home today I have so many conflicting emotions. I am beyond excited to go back to my childhood home for a week with my little family, but this trip is bittersweet.
Soon my husband will be going off to war for the second time. This is something that has become a part of everyday life for military families. We downplay goodbye just to get through it. We put on the brave face for the kids and try to keep everything calm and normal until our soldier comes home and we can be together again. This is our lifestyle and we live it proudly. We are strong, steady, and committed.
I want to take this time to put myself in a little bubble with my husband and soak up every ounce of family time that we can squeeze in. I’m going to take lots of pictures and enjoy every hug, laugh, kiss, and memory created. He is my rock, my soul mate, and my best friend.
And then I will be back. I’m ready to attack this deployment with everything I have and put it behind us. This blog is my outlet and my therapy. It helps me make something beautiful out of this not so perfect life.
I want to thank everyone for following. Tomorrow I’ll be driving over the Sunshine Skyway, on my way to Sarasota, with a happy heart! See you soon guys!