I've discovered that the months leading up to the deployment are the worst part of the deployment. I cried and freaked out about the deployment up until the day that he left. It has been 3 weeks since he left and I haven't had any kind of emotional breakdown. I do understand that I'll eventually have a breakdown... but I'm fine so far! Husband has WiFi in his "room" and a satellite telephone to call me, so we talk every day in some fashion. One of my worst fears was that we were going to have a strained relationship because we wouldn't be able to communicate often. Ehh, that hasn't been a problem so far! :)
I found out last week that I have gotten the job with Wounded Warrior Battalion on Camp Lejeune. I am beyond excited about it! I'll be an aquatic exercise rehab assistant! I also found out that a former coworker got a similar position! YAY!! She's really amazing and we work well together. I can't wait to get started. I will finally make money that is worth mentioning and contribute to my family!