Today is my wedding anniversary....

@missybal (4492)
United States
July 29, 2008 8:15pm CST
But my husband is miles and miles away. Well I got a phone call anyways and he was given a few more minutes then they are usually allowed. It feel strange. Last deployment he was able to come home on leave for our anniversary but now on our third it is the first he is missing completely. That's the life of a military wife... I'll be back to whine on my birthday which he is also missing.
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• United States
30 Jul 08
so very sorry. just the same happy anniversary and many more. hopefully this is the only W A you will have apart.
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@missybal (4492)
• United States
30 Jul 08
This will not be the only wedding anniversary we are apart from one another I'm sure. He's planning military career. To me though we will have our anniversary when he gets back and I'm glad he will be home for thanksgiving and Christmas. Thanks for your response.
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• United States
30 Jul 08
that is nice that you know he will be home for thanksgiving and christmas. i'm happy for you both.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
11 Aug 08
I know I'm a couple of weeks behind but still I saved your discussion because I wanted to answer to it. I feel your pain, I really do because I know what you're going through because my husband just retired from the army. He gave 27 years of his life to the military and I spent 15 of those years with him and it wasn't easy. What ever you do, be there for your husband when he returns for he's going to need all of your support. God only knows what he's seen and will see before returning which has wrecked a lot of marriages. Be the strong one and stand by your man no matter what.... as long as he's not abusive towards you. In any case, happy anniversary! And be thankful he's alive to celebrate it. May God be with you both!!
@missybal (4492)
• United States
11 Aug 08
Thank you so much... It still stings, my best friend called me on her wedding anniversary to talk to me about how she was upset because she and her husband don't get much 'quality' time together. They both work and her hours vary and he works 2nd shift but they have every other weekend together. I don't think she realized who she was talking to. I'm very greatful that my husband is in a safer zone, worse they've had is a couple of bomb scares like a camel that wondered on base they weren't sure of. And of course he's had to put up with is the sand storms and the heat. But I will take your advice. We already have plans to celebrate our wedding anniversary at a new restaurant that opened in town while he's been gone. Really the actual day doesn't count in my heart.