My husband's homecoming date just got changed and it now falls during a brief trip I am taking as a final requirement for my masters degree. Since we are PCSing shortly after he gets home, this will be my last opportunity to finish my requirements for my degree. If I don't go, I don't graduate. This is our third deployment in four years and I couldn't imagine missing it even though I will be home a few days later. I don't know whether I am looking for advice or support. I guess a little of both. I feel like a failure as a wife if I'm not there for him and I know it will take me a long time to get over it, but I need to finish my degree. He says I should go and I know that I have to but I am just devastated.
Girl you are not a failure first of all! You have to always remember that we do have lives too and they understand that. When my husband returned from deployment they changed his return date like 10 times! Just pray that they will delay his return or he will come earlier. You are doing what is best for your lives and future! Have a professional photographer go and take pictures... Maybe you can even have someone skype it. Congrats on accomplishing something that not a lot of people have done! Your military family is proud of you & welcome home to your man! -Brittany Hollander