This is my first deployment, so I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect. Everyone I knew gave me advice along the way(even though most of it was unsolicited), but I definitely wasn’t prepared for what I had coming my way.
I wasn’t prepared for the dreaded question “Are you okay?” or “Do you need me to do anything?”
Everywhere I went someone asked me if I was okay or if I️ needed something. I know they mean well. But I feel like everyone is waiting for me to crack at some point and let my emotions flow.
There’s a 100% chance that even if I’m not okay, I’m gonna look you straight in the eyes and say “Yes, I’m great.” So please, don’t ask me that because I will lie.
Those of you asking me if you can do anything for me, actually yes you can. Pray. Pray for Jacob. Pray for all the service members deployed right now. Pray for me. Pray for Jacob’s parents. Pray for all the military spouses and families who are going through a deployment right now too.
I’m dealing with this deployment the best I can and that’s all I really can do.
I was reading my daily devotional the other day, something stuck out to me- “The only constant in this military spouse life is change. But a comfort in the midst of this constantly changing life is the knowledge that God’s Love never fails.”
Yes, our lives get tossed and turned around all the time. But God’s Love is constant and never ending. The only reason I’m getting through this deployment is because of my faith.
“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever.” -Psalms 136:1