My husband leaves again soon. This will actually be our 3rd combat “rodeo” but the feelings are still the same as with the first two. I get butterflies and goosebumps at the same time when I get deep in thought about this tour. Butterflies because he loves his job, and he’s good at it, and it’s so amazing to see the man he’s become in the eyes of the men he leads everyday. Goosebumps because all the fears are the same and in addition to my husband going, I’ve also gotten attached more than ever to the guys he’s serving with. They’ve become my big brothers and are like uncles to our children.
So ……phew….here it is… my deep breath…for me and for all of them. I’m ready for this deployment and I’m ready to see how our family grows from it. I have a feeling it’s going to be the most interesting yet and I feel blessed to be able to experience it for a 3rd time. Hooah!