Post # 1
Semper gumby – my FH’s mobilization was moved up a month. Won’t imact the wedding, but still frustrating – one less month as a married couple, and instead of being in North Carolina for training, which is not TOO far away, he’ll be in California, so who knows how often I’ll be able to see him.
Just very frustrating. I’m glad he’s deploying (again) before we have kids, but it’s still frustrating. I really wish this stupid war was over – it’s not going to do anything but ruin more people’s lives and cost this country billions more. I don’t get it, and certainly don’t expect anything to change given our current government…but still – how military families have put up with this for so long is beyond me – this will only be our second deployment, but it’ll be the second in 4 years.
Post # 3
I’m sorry that it was moved up. You will be able to handle it, I’m sure.
Post # 4
Military families choose to put up with this kind of thing. The country doesn’t force our SO’s into service. My husband is deployed/underway 60-80 percent per year, every year.
Post # 5
Sorry about the schedule being moved up. *HUGS*
Post # 6
Hugs hugs hugs. I know how it goes. This war is insane. My marine deployed 4 times and he’s only been in 6 years (including SOI and everything).
It gets better, mostly because you teach yourself how you deal with it best (which is different from all the ways that people tell you to cope).
And, it is definitely good to get it out of the way so you don’t have to be pregnant alone, or have the baby with him gone. I’ve had friends go through that and it is just TOUGH.
All the best to you and your man.
Post # 7
@MrsSaltWaterTaffy: yeah, you’re right – our SO’s take an oath to listen to people who generally only care about their own wallets, not the wellbeing of those who bear the biggest weight of the “wars”. Smedly Butler said that during war time, every American should earn as much as a buck private, and then war would be short and rare.
My fiance signed up to be a Marine to make this country a better place and more safe – neither has happened in the last 10 years, sorry.
Post # 8
@jindc: I totally understand what you’re saying. What I’m saying is your fiance does not have to be in the military if he shares your sentiments- he has had opportunities to return to the civilian sector and live a more normal existence.
I’m not saying your beliefs are are right or wrong- to throw my own totally awesome quote out there: “With great power comes great responsibility.” (Uncle Ben, Spiderman). Just another view.
Post # 9
I’m right there with you.
My fiance is Army and starting in March he will be in and out of state and trainings/meetings whatever for a deployment that isn’t until summer. But with the dates he already has for Army stuff our honeymoon will basically be our last chunk of quality time.
We plan to TTC when he comes back, so in a way I’m glad he’s going now for the money and all, and we’ve done this before, but it’s this waiting for it to all get started…sucks big time.