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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Preparing for the Unknown...

Thank you all for the kind words and well wishes as the Jetplanes prepare for the great unknown ahead of us. We still have some time before he leaves, and I'm trying to treasure every moment that we have together.

I'm not going to turn the next few weeks into a time where I continually blog about how nervous, upset, pissed off, confused, angry or whatever emotion I am feeling about this upcoming deployment but I'm going to be honest about this stage.

The past week or so I've read countless blogs where bloggers list their resolutions for 2011. As I look ahead into 2011, it all seems so unknown to me. 2011 will be quite a year for the Jetplanes. So much is going to happen or we hope may happen in the next year.

We will experience our 1st deployment.
We will both turn 31.
We will celebrate our 3rd wedding anniversary.
We will deal with being seperated for atleast 6 months.
We will learn to live and be able to thrive without each other every day.

We hope to be lucky enough to get pregnant.
We hope my mother remains cancer free.
We hope (and pray) Mr. Jetplane returns from war.
We hope to finish renovating our home in Idaho.
We hope to learn to live and be able to thrive without each other every day.

The next year will be tough, no doubt about that. But I can look to and aspire to be like the many wonderfully couragous military wives out there in the blogosphere. I look forward to sharing my thoughts and prayers with you all during this time. I'm not looking for sympathy so please don't think that's what I'm after.

But this is my blog and there will be days when my blogging might be pretty depressing or days when it is non-existent. But there will also be days when it will be happy and carefree.

But (wow I've used but 3x in a round..whatever), this is real life and this is my husband preparing to go to WAR. WAR...WAR...is not something you really think about every day even if you are married to someone in the military. WAR is something very real that my best friend will be experiencing every day. WAR is something that I will think about every day while he is away.

WOW this is happening....I know I sound like someone that must have been in denial...well that's probably because I feel like I have been in denial. I'll fully admit that one. Its easy to be in denial when your husband has been in training for years and you are now looking ahead to your 1st deployment.


Bridge said...

Will keep you in my prayers....I have not yet had to go through a deployment...but I know the time is coming near! I hope that while he is gone you will both find strength to get through each day knowing that each of you has a heart full of love for the other.

PinkSass said...

I'll be thinking of you both.

Birdie said...

I'm so sorry that you guys have to experience this. I went through a 15 month separation from my husband, and the deployment is only the beginning. It changed everything, some for the worse, some for the better, You never know how strong you can be until you have to. I'll pray for you both throughout this deployment.

Puttin' On The GRITS said...

BIG hugs. Y'all can do this! You have all of us. I know that doesn't compare to having him home with you but you know we will all be here for you.

Karren said...
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Karren said...

Praying God will keep your husband safe and keep you strong!

Hang in there hun!

Malissa said...

I'm praying for you both, I can't imagine what it would be like to send my husband off to war, but I do know that I am so very thankful to BOTH of you. To your husband for fighting for our freedom and safety while risking his life to do so. To you for being his support and partner, without which his job would be immeasurably more difficult.

Thank you!

Lucky in Love said...

I'm sure this is an incredibly difficult time for the both of you. Sending you lots of prayers!

d.a.r. said...

You know, that is really all you can do--you can't promise anything to anyone, including yourself about how you are going to feel or react. You just have to keep on trucking.

Praying for you guys.

"Cookie" said...

Praying for you and your hubby. To give you strength and to keep him safe. It's men like your husband and women like you who support them that keep this country what it is.

Unknown said...

Bawling my head off right now.Girl I am praying for you & any chance I get to head your way you can bet your butt I will! Seriously call me if you ever need to vent or ANYTHING! I love you!!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

Deployments suck. I don't know how y'all do this. But I do know that mil wives are some of the strongest women I know, and you are no different. I'll be praying for you both.

Miss E said...

Such a touching post. What a year of ups and downs it sounds like you're planning on. I hope the not-so-pleasant parts of this year fly by and that the joyous times last forever. I'm thinking of you and praying for you.

Anonymous said...

I will keep you both in my thoughts and pray from Mr. Jetplane's safe return.

Lindsay @ LindsayInNYC said...

I recently found your blog through someone else's (can't remember who now...) but we have a lot in common. My now husband was in the USMC Reserves. We weren't together when he was deployed but I experienced his monthly drills for our first couple years together. We also have a pug :)

While I don't know how to deal directly with a deployment, I know how tough that can be. I'll be thinking and praying for both of you. I hope your time apart is short and he can come home safely soon! <3

Amy said...

I'll be praying for you, and the guys during the deployment. You sound just like me before I went through our first (and only one so far). It's hard, I'm not going to lie, but I gotta say, the community that you are in is absolutely amazing (we're in the same), and you will be blown away when that 6 months is over and you're closer to the other wives than you ever thought possible. I feel like some of the ladies that I went through the deployment with are my sisters...it just binds you, and really does make it so much easier. Not that encouraging when you'd really just rather have your hubs home, but still...it won't be as bad as your mind makes it out to be, I promise. Lots of love and prayers!

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