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Words from Eli

Words from Eli

The Tour of Duty

Posted by madrinaeg on 16 June, 2009 at 18:45


As a military wife there are certain expectations of us, one of those is that we have to be supporters of the husbands/wives deployments. Well I have only been a military wife for a short period of time (3 years married, 4 years since we got together) and have been through 4 deployments, my opinion it's alot to work with.


To be honest, the first three deployments were not as stressful as this one year (tour of duty) especially because of my medical condition. My husband for those of you that don't know me so well is in the Navy and has been stationed at Ft. Bragg for over ten years, if he wanted to stay in service and allow us to remain here in North Carolina he had to leave for a year. Being that I like living here and Jordan being a student at UNC it did not work for us to move from this area at this time, so that is how this tour of duty came to be.


Of course there are a number of different feelings for me when it comes to my husband being away from me during this time, it would be wonderful to have him here near to me but it has not worked out that way. I have been very blessed to have some very solid support here and even though he is not near, we end up being to talk daily and work things out as best as we can. His mid tour leave will be some time in July so that he will be able to come visit during that month and hopefully one more time before he comes home in December.

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