June 05, 2009


A bit more oversharing and more stuff that will make me look depressed.  And then I'll go back to working on my long Afghanistan post.

Yesterday morning, I remembered what deployment feels like.

My husband is again gone for training, his last week of it before he deploys.  And as I spent my fourth day without him, I remembered how bad it sucks.  I miss him too much this week, and it's a pain I had quickly forgotten after he returned in December.

I'm not really ready to let him leave again.

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1 Would it be accurate to say that you have ups and downs? I think some people might think you're perpetually depressed. But it's hard to truly determine someone's frame of mind from a blog. People extrapolate the whole from what you wrote in an hour. We imaginary folk have nothing else to rely on. We have to remember that a blog is a crude tool for emotional estimates.

You can still laugh. That doesn't make the pain you feel any less real. I guess it's always there in different degrees, in different locations - sometimes at the back of your mind, sometimes at the forefront. I admire you because you don't deny it - or let it define you. You still maintain perspective. You know there's more going on out there, which is why you want to write about Afghanistan. I look forward to your essay.

Posted by: Amritas at June 05, 2009 01:32 PM (+nV09)

2 Is anyone ever ready? I wasn't, emotionally, after three years since the last deployment (though my brain was well prepared) so I guess it doesn't seem surprising that you wouldn't be after (less than?) six months. Doesn't seem like oversharing to me, seems like a statement of an expected fact.

Posted by: Lucy at June 06, 2009 01:47 AM (0nTD7)

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