June 6th 2010 I gave my husband to the military. The future was unknown territory for us. I was scared and wondering if I was going to make it through the next 23 weeks. I wasn’t sure I would be able to keep the ship a float in these uncharted waters for us. I pulled up my big girl panties and decided I was going to keep everything as normal as I could. I didn’t show my kids my tears and me missing my husband more than I can ever describe. I can’t tell you how many nights the of rolling over to snuggle and forgetting he was gone.
Those first few months taught me
– My own strength. When I thought I could no longer go on without him. I would get a letter telling me just how proud of me he was. I would hear his voice and know that he was OK. In those 8 years we had maybe spent a total of a month apart.
-That my kids are resilent and will bounce right back. They can get through any seperation now and know that Daddy will be back
-That I could have never been more proud than to watch my husband graduate Basic Training and then AIT in November
– That our family is strong and solid in its foundation
-I tear up each time I see how proud my husband is of himself. I missed that spark for so long.
– I can pack all four of us in a total of 8 suit cases and 8 carry on’s. We can get by on just that stuff. That we will be taking advantage of express shipment when we pcs to our next duty station.
-Thankful that the Army through us right into an international move. We can handle anything now.
My love for my husband is 1000 times greater than the day I said I do.
Chris Cagle can still bring us together…This is our favorite song and has become ours