I never even considered myself a "military wife" or anything like that. DH and I met after his active duty was over and I've only ever known him in the reserves and doing the once a month drill, etc.The military has not been a defining part of our life together. All his friends that were in the Navy with him got out once they started to have families. DH did not, but always alluded that he'd likely never get called up and if he did, he'd consider getting out.
Well, last night he told me he's on the list for this spring. And he's doing it. I don't even know how to process this. Besides the fact that we have a 2 year old, and 2 MONTH old, and not one single family member within 4 hours of us, I am so scared to be without him for a long period of time and obviously the bigger, scarier possibility.
I guess i am looking for some encouraging words from women who are doing this already and how do you get through it????? I can't stop crying, and just feel so sick to my stomach. I am not trying to be overly dramatic (which i hope it doesn't seem to you who have been doing this for years), but I' feel as if we've been told he's terminally ill or something. I'm sorry if that sound terrible, I think it's just that no one in our circle of friends or family have gone through this and like i said, i don't even know how to process it.