Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Surviving Deployment...

A local girlfriend of mine -Amber (who also happens to blog) posted this awesome blog today about 'Surviving Deployment'. Her hubby has just recently come home so trust me when I say this girl knows what she's talking about. On her super cute blog, she has this cute 'button' that you can snag and place on your own blog if you fit the category of being a 'deployment survivor'.  Seeing as I'm only a short time away from the ending of our deployment, I find that I fit that category very nicely and as a preemptive strike, I am now forwarding her post and quoting her beautiful words. As well as grabbing her 'button'!

As per my beautiful friend Amber's blog:
"Surviving a deployment is a hard thing
maybe
even the hardest thing
that you've done before
but....
once you've survived it
you feel like your on top of the world
and
you know that there isn't anything that you
can't do.
You feel invincible
you feel satisfied
you feel powerful
you feel successful
you feel relieved
you feel happy
you feel achievement
you feel joyous
you feel prideful
you feel like all the long
mintues
hours
days
weeks
and
months
were all worth it to see your man again.
You very easily forget about all the
hardships
struggles
sleeping nights
meltdowns
loneliness
sadness
anger
anticipation
and
fearfulness.
You realize who your true friends are.
You have
grown
and
matured
even more then you thought you were before.
You realize what are the important things
in life
and
what aren't.
You realize that you are the solid ground
that your children have in this world.
You realize that the mess in your house
will still be there tomorrow
and
the next day
and
the day after that.
Your
marriage/reletionship
grows even stronger.
You feel like you've been living in a bubble
during the duration of your man's deployment.
Sometimes you venture out of the bubble to see
what the rest of the world is doing
but
sometimes you stay in that bubble
for fear that somebody might pop you
and
all your emtions will come flooding out.
You feel like no one understands you
or
what your going through
because they are
"too consumed"
with their life.
You feel like your always forgotten about by others.
You feel such sadness for your children
and
everyday see the hurt they have in their eyes because
they miss their daddy.
You are challenged at times with situations
where you have to be a man.
You wonder how your going to get out of bed
and
have to face another day doing
everything
and
anything
that is thrown in your direction
all by yourself.
But somehow you find that
will power
and
you realized that you are a
survivor
your a
deployment survivor.
Not every women can handle your struggles
not every women was born to be a military
spouse/girlfriend.
We all have weak moments
from
time to time
but only the strong survive
and
conquer it.
You are Superwomen
and
you can do anything!"




Well written Amber and thanks for the button!

PS - I plan on writing my own 'Deployment Survivor' story once my honey is home, so keep a lookout!

1 comment:

  1. You are TOO sweet with your words...really...I'm blushing! I'm soooo stinkin excited for you! I love homecomings...it makes all the months sooo worth it to see him in that "VERY" moment! Yah!!!!!

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