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.