It really is the hardest job in the Military. 9 out of 10 days I’d rather be in Vymn’s place than mine.
Honestly as a commited spouse there is nothing that I can think of that would be more difficult than this. Often I feel like a leaper, a slow disease killing me and I have to stay bandaged and my wounds are carefully covered people will be understanding and kind but few can take it when I have no other choice but to air the wounds and remove the carefully guarded bandages.
Love is a large part of everyone’s life,everyone wants to be loved and wants their love close. I’m not saying I love my husband any less at all but a marraige takes constant communication and not having that luxery so it does put a strain on us both. But we have to rely on what we do have and thru it all that’s eachother.
I can easily see why so many people get divorced after or during a deployment. It takes a lot of self confidence and strength to not let your mind run away with you and disipline that would rival anyone.
It’s easy to get lonely, it’s easy to forget why you are doing it all, it’s easy to want to forget and want to ignore all the emotional beatings we take for sticking it thru for eachother, it’s easy but nothing easy is worth it.
I’m human, he’s human. we both have our fears. But our fears are not reality. Hard work and an incredible amount of love will get us thru.