Monday, June 13, 2011

The little things

Sometimes in life it's the little things that can make all the difference. Lately I've been having a hard time dealing with this deployment, and the fact that we still don't have a homecoming date has been making things extra difficult. I've had a few other things going on in my life as well and of course there is always the stress of my job, and worrying about my husband's safety to make things seem like the weight of the world is on my shoulders. 

Luckily this week I've had the chance to talk to my husband a little more and we even got to have our first skype dates during this deployment. You know you're a military spouse when you become absolutely giddy at the fact that you are able to see your husband's face while you video chat through a computer screen. To some people it may seem crazy, but seeing his smile, hearing his voice and being able to talk without having to rush makes all the difference in the world. 

Deployment, like anything in life that isn't so fun can get the best of me at times. There are days when I feel like I am losing my mind, days where I feel like I could just die of loneliness and that I can't endure another day of being without my other half...there are nights when I cry myself to sleep and pray for the strength to get through another day, and it's not always easy but somehow, just seeing my husband's handsome face and hearing his voice reminds me why I am going through all this in the  first place. I love him more than I ever thought it was possible to love someone. 

He keeps telling me that this is just a stepping stone in our lives and that it won't last forever. I know he is right, and I know that it will only make our love and our marriage stronger. ♥ I thought I'd share a photo of my handsome hubby from our skype date...
 I can't get over how good he looks! He's been working out a lot and I can definitely tell. I am one lucky girl to have such a foxy husband! ♥



  1. Yay for Skype dates!!! I get so giddy when we can have one, I try to get all dressed up I am going on a date! :) I am having an extremely hard time with this deployment, the not having a homecoming date is driving me up a wall! And the possible ones make me want to run and hide under my covers! We got this though, we are almost three months into it, time is still moving pretty quickly! And if you ever need me I am just a text message away, we can cry about this together...or go to the beach and punch people when I get home! lol Keep your head high girly and I will try and do the same!

  2. Hi Brittney, (new follower) I feel for you going through a deployment, I have been down that road myself and the days seemed so long. I absolutely hate missing someone so much, it hurts. The families and loved ones at home do it just as tough as the deployed, obviously in a different way but be proud because I am thankful for what you are going through as well as your husband. We are a military family in Australia, Navy & Air Force.

  3. SO glad you got a skype date! It truly is the little things that get you through, huh? Keep on keeping on - you can do this!!!