I said “goodbye for now” to my soldier a couple days ago.  We had an amazing time together during his leave and I think seeing him off this time around was harder than at the beginning of his tour.

My guess is because I actually know how it feels to go through six months without seeing each other – and it was one of the biggest challenges I’ve ever had to encounter.  So, I was one of those hysterical crying wives in the airport (although, I wasn’t really loud…just tears spewing down my face).  I tried SO hard to NOT cry…oh well.

I do have good news though!!  We are officially half way over.  I have to maintain the positive vibes to get through the next six months – and we’ll finally have a home together!

I’ve stepped away from blogging the last couple of weeks to fully dedicate my time with my husband – and since he’s been gone, I’ve just been a lazy bum.  Hopefully, I’ll be back to my upbeat and bubbly self asap!  I do have lots to be excited about, my dad is flying to New York next month, wedding planning is in full swing and summer is really here!!

Needless to say, I miss the soldier…so much.  How long was the longest you’ve gone without seeing your man/woman?

The husband and I walking in my neighborhood park!

The view from the park.

The pictures are stolen from my Instagram page.  If you don’t follow me already, you should!  I love sharing and exploring other pictures from friends! Here is my handle: @lilraerae06

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  1. We went about 8 months from him leaving to his R&R. It was rough. And I was also the blubbering fiancée at the airport. Ugly crying at its finest! You’re on the downhill side of it!

  2. Sending positive vibes your way! We’re just starting a leave today, and looking towards an 8 month separation before R&R in a few weeks, and I’m sure I’ll be a blubbering mess at the airport too!! It’s healthy to let it out 🙂

  3. Hello Rachel! My name is Nicole. I found your blog via Wednesday Walkabout and am a new Bloglovin and Instagram follower. Always looking to connect with other military SOs through blogging. Can’t wait to read more! BTW…the longest I’ve been without my Marine is 8 months. That is our typical deployment.

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  4. We went 9 months before our R&R. It’s so hard to say good-bye after having all that time together. BUT yay for it being HALF-WAY! Chin up 🙂

  5. Hi there! So glad you stopped by to say Hi on my blog! I’m now following you as well 🙂 Hope your time passes quickly, I was recently in your shoes but my hubby ended up being gone for 444 days!

    • How did you make it through the year?! Thanks for stopping by and hope the next 2 months go by quickly (for you and my sake!). 😉

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