Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Almost Afghanistan

Just as the title explains.  My Dear Husband almost got sent over to Afghanistan for this coming March.  While it was assumed that he was going, I was freaking out a little bit.  I would be home, alone, with two small children for the better part of 9 months, which is how long the tour would have been.

Needless to say, now that he isn't going, I'm quite please.  The only good thing to come out of  a tour overseas is really the increase in money coming in.  We would have been great financially, but to me money isn't really worth the possibility of losing my husband. 

I guess that's very selfish of me.  Sometimes, I just want to be selfish, though.  He's my husband, and I wanted him home and not anywhere else.  If he would have gone, he would have missed our daughter's first day of school, a pretty big milestone for her.  I have grown up with a father in the forces, and the amount of things that he couldn't be there for...  there's no words for it.

I respect every single person who does go overseas, and everyone who has family.  You are doing what you need to do.  I'm just glad that I don't have to watch my husband go away.