"Sometimes it feels like I just got back."
That's the sentence that started this blog. Joe has to go on a two month training soon. Neither of us want him to go of course. After last year, I know everything will be fine. I just dont want to miss him anymore. It's so tiring.
But this training has gotten me thinking about how people spend their dwell time. Many people I know have a deployment schedule that is one year gone, one year home. Over and over again. But when your year home isnt spent wholy at home; training, ranges, fields, JRTC, etc the dwell times just arent fair to the Soldiers or the families. Everyong knows this was Joe's first (and hopefully last) deployment. I've never had to think about a dwell time before. But this could royally suck for most people and their families.
Joe is 5 months through his dwell time. And it still feels like he just got home. We're just now settling back into our "normal," and now he's about to leave again! If Joe had another deployment looming, this two months apart would kill me. When you only have 12 months together with your family, being ripped apart for 2 months just sucks.
I'm so over this life. I'm so done with the Army.