Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Feelings and the Military
As the spouse of a Soldier we all go through hundreds of different feelings daily. These feelings are amplified when they are deployed. One of my fellow bloggers Julie posted Toby Keith's video American Soldier on her blog today. Head on over and watch the video. I promise you wont be dry eyed after it either.
Back to the feelings. Like I said there are hundreds of different feelings you may feel and I promise you that they are all normal! Here is a short list of things I have heard of and felt some of them first hand. (in no particular order)
Sadness..nothing like that first day they leave to shoot this one at you.
Anger...why do they have to leave all the time?
Worry..is my loved one safe?
Fear..will there be a knock on my door anytime soon?
Happiness...hearing their voice on the phone brings it all back
Excitement...opening your mail box and seeing a letter (email works too!)
Being through so many deployments has kind of made me cold to these feelings though I do get the excitement and happiness one. I am a very independent person and know that what Daddy does is for a great cause and he loves his job. Do I hate him being gone? Yep but again I know why and accepted this when I said I DO. *Disclaimer*Now that statement was in no means a blast at anyone who feels all these feelings just stating that its the way I handle it.
Watching the video Julie posted really hit home today mainly I think because my Father In Law just taught "S" how to salute and seeing the son in the video salute as his father leaving just got me. I cannot wait for Daddy to be able to this in person or until I can catch it on video!
What are some feelings you encounter daily??