Deployment: 4 Months In

I can hardly believe we have reached the 4 month mark and Q will be home for his 2 weeks of R&R in 3 months. I miss him more everyday and am so happy to be 1/3 of the way done with this whole deployment thing :).(I know I’m not a wife yet, but this shirt shows my support for Q and I like it)

Feelings: I thought it would get easier and I would just get used to it, but it doesn’t unfortunately. I worry less as the time goes on which is always good, but as the deployment keeps going I am kind of getting sick of having Q gone. We were talking the other day and I just told him “I miss hanging out with you.” And that’s really the truth of it. I miss having someone to go to movies with, to be my date to weddings, to go out to dinner with and to just keep me company! I LOVE my girlfriends more than I can ever say, but sometimes I just want Q there.

Communication: We still usually get to talk twice a day and email all the time. It helps more than I can ever say. We try and Skype every few days so we can see each other which is really nice. I love seeing his face and his sunglasses tan (sorry babe I had to), it’s nice to just see each other and say I love you. I also have an app on my iPhone called Everyday and it reminds you to take a picture of your face everyday. It compiles all of your pictures and makes it into a slideshow, I have been doing this so that when Q gets back he can have a photo of me from everyday that he was gone (I’m cheesy I know).

Care Packages Sent So Far: 19 (approximately, I send one out every Monday. FYI, to send packages to Q, I always use the USPS APO boxes, they ship flat rate and it’s only $13 no matter how heavy it is).

Best Items Sent: new Nike running shoes (apparently they have a track at Q’s new COP), microwave popcorn (they have a microwave!), and lots of dog toys for NAFTA.

Cats at Q’s old COP

Best Part of Deployment (if I had to pick): Going to bed at 9PM if I want to and eating oatmeal or cheerios for dinner (but who are we kidding, I would definitely do these things if Q was here anyways).

Worst Part: Everything else!

(I tried to take a picture of us Skyping but it didn’t save on my computer (whomp whomp), so I took these pictures from Q and they will have to do).

Sometimes I’m pretty OK with the whole deployment thing since it is part of the package with dating Q and somedays I really hate it. Q let me know he isn’t able to call me for anywhere from a week to two weeks and I’m pretty bummed out about it. So today I think deployment really stinks, but am just taking it one day at a time and sticking to my routine. I’m really excited for this weekend since all of my college girlfriends are coming into town and we are having a big reunion.

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2 Comments

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2 responses to “Deployment: 4 Months In

  1. Moo

    Excited to see you this weekend!

  2. tina

    you are so amazing and so strong! love you!

    have so much fun this weekend with the girls!!!!

    xoxo

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