Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Back on the Table

So, as most of you know, McStudly is due to "separate" from the Air Force in June of this year, his terminal leave beginning in just ONE week.

However, with no job lined up and only two possibilities that aren't looking too promising at this point... another option pops up.

McStudly now has the option to extend and deploy. It's a 6 month deployment, and so he'd be extending for 8 months, but... he's not 100% sure of what he wants to do, yet.

I like to think of myself as a pretty supportive wife. So when he mentioned this to me I thought about it and came to this conclusion: if it's what he wants to do, then he should go. You see, he's wanted to deploy as long as I've known him. He doesn't have an insane desire for action or a crazy streak (though, that's debatable), but he's just always wanted to do it. And in my opinion, if ever there was a "perfect" time (if such a thing exists, that is), it's now. We're young and basically healthy (minus that little spell over a week ago, anyways), we have no children and we're not expecting to anytime soon. We're covered by the military (i.e. he gets a gun, whereas he'd get nothing as a deployed contractor), and we still live close to family and friends. I guess I just want him to be able to do it if he really wants to.

Will it be hard? HEEEECCKKKK yes!! Will I miss him? What kind of a stupid question so that - of COURSE I would miss him... like CRAAAAAZY!! But I just feel like this is as good a time as any for him to be able to pursue this.

More details, and eventually the decision to come, I'm sure.

... but am I nuts? What would you say if you and your hubs were in the same boat - optional deployment and a desire to do so.


April E. :) said...

I think you are sitting in a pretty good place right now with your thoughts. God is gonna do his best to lead as he desires for you both to go. Just hang on for the ride.

The Mrs. said...

I couldnt hold him back from a deployment, its his job, its what hes trained to do, and its part of him. He'd been a couple times and he's dying to get back. (bad choice of words but you know what I mean). Its tough the situation your in because you guys could walk away and be done with the military. Good luck coming to an understanding.

Malia Kell Photography said...

I'd be scared $h! fact, I am...Jordan is set to deploy in November to Afghanistan for 6 months...but I definitely don't think you're you, I can't help but remember that 1, we're still young, 2, we don't have kids, and like you, don't plan on having them anytime soon...and 3, as a wife to a man in the military...we signed up for these deployments...we're sort of required to accept them...and seeing how Kyle is a man of God; if he feels lead to do it, then go for it :) And plus, with the separation pay you guys receive you can come to Hawaii for a vacation...sounds good right? :)