Lucy, if you still read this silly little blog, this one's for you. I want others to share their experiences and advice just as you did.
My VERY GOOD friend Lucy just said goodbye to her husband again. He just went back to Iraq from R&R. And she's dealing with it. She confessed to me that this goodbye was harder than his initial deployment. And suggested that Joe take his R&R as close to his re-deployment as possible. It makes sense to me; I can see the reasons why this would make a lot of sense. But then again, having it in the middle makes sense to me too. But what do I know, this is my first deployment.
So all my ladies that have been through this goodbye^2, please let me know what your opinions are and what I should do about our R&R.