Friday, March 12, 2010

So it begins!

Ok, I don't want to sound too over-dramatic because it really isn't a big deal (yet...). Today Brandon had to turn in his cell phone for the next two weeks, as did pretty much everyone there, because they are finally getting into the more intense training in California. We knew it was coming for a couple months now but it's odd to actually reach the day.

But it's only two weeks.

I've never gone two weeks without speaking to him. No letters, no emails, no phone. Wow, gotta love technology, huh? I'm not too worried though because I've programmed my mind to think that, while it is two weeks, it's only two weeks. After those two weeks are done Brandon gets his phone back, and then after that he'll be home within the week. That's a cheery thought to keep in my mind!

The last time I went a long period without hearing his voice was in the summer of 2007. We had just been engaged and he was sent off to LDAC (the course they need to do between junior and senior year of ROTC) for a month. He was in the field for ten days. I laugh when I think back to those 33 days we spent apart. I was so heartbroken! It was the first time we ever spent a long amount of time apart (except for our first summer dating when we lived 100 miles apart, but I don't count that because we weren't as attached then). But I laugh at 33 days because after that I went 6 weeks, 7 weeks, and 8 weeks.

8 weeks is the longest so we'll see how I do during this deployment, huh?

Anyway, what I've learned is everything is surmountable. Sometimes time feels so slow but time continues on, second by second, minute by minute, etc. I take something from the Bible... "This too shall pass" and tell myself that if I'm feeling particularly depressed, because it's true, right? Everything passes. Everything has it's season. (Oh, I feel poetic all of a sudden! Haha.)

I can do two weeks. It feels like I can. Maybe check back with me in a week... but for right now, Bring It On!