an-nyeong-ha-se-yo

That’s hello in Korean.

I swore to myself that I would start a new blog when my husband went off on his first PCS with the Army to Korea. So here I am, keeping a promise and starting my blog.

Jim left yesterday for Korea and arrived today, but technically it’s already tomorrow there. There is a 14 hour time difference between my life on the East Coast and his life in South Korea. Makes communicating kind of tough! Although, I have talked to him twice today already, even though he technically talked to me today and tomorrow. Confused? Me too.

I hope to join him in Korea as soon as possible. When will that be? Who knows? No one knows…

I didn’t even accept the fact that he was going to Korea until two days ago. Even though we found out in July, I was in denial times ten. I don’t really know anything about Korea except that they sometimes eat dog there…yuk. I am curious to learn more, see more, and more specifically, spend more time with my husband.

We are newlyweds and have only been married since February 19. Our three year dating anniversary will be December 13. Since our wedding, we have spent three weeks together before he left for Basic Training; spent two days together during his graduation festivities; four days for fourth of July weekend in Pensacola, Florida, where he did his AIT (Advanced Individual Training AKA job training); three days at the end of July in Florida; two months in Pensacola (I lived in a hotel) from August-October; and then his two week leave, which just ended on November 13. I guess that adds up to about three and a half months together since we go married almost nine months ago. I guess it could be worse! But I wouldn’t have minded spending every day with him, considering I did sign up to love him forever.

Being an Army Wife is hard, stressful, and overwhelming. No one could have prepared me for this! This is my journey through the ups and downs of life, Army Wife style.

Sometimes reality has a way of sneaking up and biting us on the ass. And when the dam bursts, all you can do is swim. The world of pretend is a cage, not a cocoon. We can only lie to ourselves for so long. We are tired. We are scared. Denying it doesn’t change the truth. Sooner or later, we have to put aside our denial and face the world, head on, guns blazing. Denial. It’s not just a river in Egypt. It’s a freakin’ ocean. So how do you keep from drowning in it?Grey’s Anatomy

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