Monday, November 22, 2010

One Week

No, not the Barenaked Ladies song (although it is a great song and I thoroughly enjoyed the BNL concert I went to in college).

One week is the amount of time I have left with Jason before he deploys to places unknown aboard an aircraft carrier next Monday.

In true Navy fashion, he found out today that he has to have his bags ready tomorrow. Tonight we'll be scrambling to collect all of the odds and ends that a sailor needs for seven months at sea. Emphasis on odds.

I encouraged him to begin this process two weeks ago. I reminded him that this is a holiday week and they'd likely be loading up cargo well ahead of time. Does my husband listen to my voice of reason and heed my warnings to plan ahead?

(Oh my god, I am my mother.)

Of course not. And I don't blame him for being a little less than motivated to leave. I would be pretty concerned if he were raring to go.

So tonight we pack, and you've all been spared the sentimental tome that I was writing in my mind. For now, anyway.

And please will me the strength to not shed a bucket of tears for every item we put in the sea bag.

6 comments:

Jessica (Bayjb) said...

Aww it's okay! I know this is super emotional and helping him pack will be tough, but he will be back again soon and you still have some time together ebfore he leaves.

The Steffens said...

Our military men and women make a lot of sacrifices for our country, but so do our military spouses! My heart's going out to you and your husband as you pack tonight. Feel free to come out and visit a waddly pregnant lady if you're bored over the next few months!

Angela Noelle said...

Boooooo :( Well, I hope this next week is amazing and that the deployment flies by in the blink of an eye! If you ever need to vent, you know how to find me!

Oesch Family said...

How hard this must be for you guys! I am sorry you have to go through this. However I am so thankful to servicemen like Jason that fight for our freedom and their wives that deal with it.

K13 said...

7 months!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh.my!! That is too long...and he'll miss Christmas. That stinks. I'm sorry!!

Thank you both for your sacrifices!!

Brittany Ann said...

Poop. Stupid aircraft carriers and their need to be manned 24-7 as they float about ocean's unknown.

I'm so sorry, my friend:(