This time next week I will be starting my estimated 7 month journey without my sailor, who is leaving for his first deployment. I'm doing fairly well knowing that it is coming, without really having a grasp on how long 7 months will be without him. The longest we've been separated is about 6 months when he first went to boot camp, and A and C school, but we got to talk a good bit during the schools.
I'm fortunate that I will be very busy while he is away, finishing up my orientation and beginning as a nurse officially on the postpartum and labor and delivery unit, which I am excited about because work will be a happy place. I'm also very lucky because my mom will be coming down to North Carolina to live with me while he's away to keep each other entertained because I know I would go into a deep state of depression if I was by myself. Best mom ever! :)
Unfortunately while he is away, I will be planning our entire wedding by myself. Although we mostly have all the major details planned out but not set in stone, it's sad but humorous that I'll be sending him a Save-the-Date across the world for when he gets home. He's sitting next to me right now getting all of his addresses in order for me.
I'm ready for anyone who's gone through a deployment to let me know all the secrets on how to get through it!