My husband is set to deploy next year. I feel very lucky to know this in advance, so I can pretend to be in control of our life and to schedule and make plans as best I can. While I am glad to have an idea of what is to come, it is causing me to overthink our plans for the months leading up to this deployment. I find myself trying to prematurely maximize the time we have left together (I am factoring in “work ups”, the preparation for the deployment that will mean long absences prior to the actual deployment date).
Here are four things on my
micromanaging mind as we prepare for another deployment:
I don't believe preparation will absolve all of the sadness and anxiety that can come with a spouse's looming deployment, but I hope some of the ways I am preparing will help you and your family plan for a deployment.
Are you facing an upcoming deployment? How are you coping/planning (or are you trying to micromanage like me)?
About the Blogger: Briana Hartzell is a Navy spouse, mother to two beautiful girls (2 years and 5 months), a former full time USAA employee and a graduate of Texas A&M University. Briana writes at Being Briana, a blog focused on the joys that military life and parenthood can bring.
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