Sep 10, 2012

Melancholy Monday

Hi friends! Happy Monday to ya! Or rather...crap, it's Monday already? And it's already September 10th? Where is my life going? Running away without me, that's where. Geez. So, news of the day...I just dropped the hubby off at the airport. At the butt crack of dawn, no less. He's off to America for a nice little TDY for the week and I'm stuck here in Germany wishing I was going back with him to eat Chick-Fil-A and roam the aisles of Target. Sigh. As per the usual anytime the hubs leaves, I'm feeling very melancholy. Mope around the house like my right arm is missing kind of melancholy. All too familiar of feelings, I must say. Granted this is the first time D has gone TDY since he came back from his deployment in February of 2011 (we've been super lucky), but this is also the first time I've been here in Germany on my own. It feels totally weird, too. D's been like my big security blanket through this whole moving to a foreign country thing. We rely on one another for everything because, well, we're all each other's got out here. Even though he'll only be gone for a few days, I still feel a little lost. Just proof that it never gets any easier. The goodbyes, the empty house, the quiet nights...feels like the first time all over again. I'm sure all of you mil-spouses can relate. And I know many of you are without your loved ones for MUCH longer than I'll be, so I really can't complain. Nevertheless, it's no fun to be without D for any amount of time. 
You can't make me like it. 


On my list of things to do today is push myself through this "goodbye" sadness hump. I've got lots to keep me busy this week, so it shouldn't be too hard to shake the gloom. Keeping busy is the key, right? No time to think means no time to be sad. That's always the goal with TDY and deployments. But, that doesn't mean I won't miss him. Because I will. Like crazy. Oh and if you're reading this on your layover, babe...I already broke something. Are you surprised? 
You shouldn't be. <3

If you've got one to spare, send a safe travel prayer up for D today! And maybe a little happy one for me, too. :) 
Enjoy your Monday, loves!

15 comments:

  1. Good luck, since for our whole relationship either my husband or I have been in a foreign country to our own I totally understand the relying on each other thing.

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  2. Hi, stopping by from the Friday Chaos Blog Hop, i'm your newest follower and absolutely LOVE the blog. My partner works away all week and it gets very lonely sometimes so can relate to how you must be feeling. I'm new to blogging so would love a follow back? www.littlelovesblog.co.uk Thanks, Vikki xxx

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  3. Sad for you! :( I hope you find some things to keep you busy while he is gone and I will pray for his safe arrival!! :)

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  4. Hang in there, girl - you're right, it doesn't get easier! But, we're all here for you to help keep you busy :)

    Safe travels to him & happy thoughts to you!

    Sara

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  5. I understand the feeling--Colby is gone a lot less here than he has been at our previous assignments, but we've still had to say goodbye a number of times over the last few months and it never gets any easier. I hope the time flies!

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  6. It's not easy when they leave, no matter how long they'll be gone. Dylan only had to leave to go to trainings before he deployed, and those were hard. I felt like we were constantly saying goodbye. He'll be home before you know it!

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  7. What a sweet post! I'm going through something similar. My husband travels a lot for work but he's not in the army. It must be so hard to have to say goodbye.

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  8. Awww...sweet SIL. Just think about the welcome back! It makes it all so much sweeter!

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  9. Prayers sent! It's never easy when your guy leaves...no matter how often it happens or how long they will be gone. Just sad :-( I get that. --- So, I hope you have some fun girly things planned for the week in his absence! And if you just need a distraction to get your mind on the quiet house, I'm free for a skype! :-) Happy Monday (or oh crap, it's Monday) to you too girl!

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  10. You can do it :) Just keep super busy! But I totally agree, it doesnt get easier.

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  11. Would he want to hop on a plane and visit his favorite sister in law??

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  12. My heart is with you. You will make it. I know I for one hate to be away from my man, and he isn't even military! So I have tons of respect for women like you that have to do it on a regular basis!

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  14. My guy just skipped out for a 2-week TDY... I feel ya. I hope the week has gone by quickly for you!

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  15. How did I miss this post?? Friend, I know EXACTLY what you're talking about. I feel it every single time he's gone, even if it's only a few days. He's getting ready to leave me for a month and a half so I'm dreading the feelings you're writing about.. but hopefully you guys are now reunited!

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