Today was the day for the deployment ceremony. And nothing makes an army wife more proud of her husband than seeing him in formation, in uniform with all the men who are willing to risk their lives to save his. When you see an entire brigade standing at attention it makes you feel very safe.
As the bugle calls to announce the presentation of the colors and the playing of the national anthem, it sends shivers down my spine as now, more than ever those words echo through me, and show just what my husband is out there standing so proudly for.
This ceremony made me realise even more that his job is important. Although in my selfish world I think he shouldn't be deploying and I should be able to keep my husband at my side, I can see that what he is fighting for is not a war but his pride in this great nation, and his pride in his family and friends. So although the ceremony made the fact he is leaving ever so soon sink in even more I know it has a good purpose.
As I looked around me while sitting in the bleachers, I saw all the wives, and kids that are my army family and never have I felt so sure that, I can make it through this year. I know that I have amazing friends who will be there with me til the end. We will feed off of each others strengths, and hold each other up during our times of weakness. And with my family so far away, its great to know that I have my own hand picked and amazing family still surrounding me.
So deployment this is what I have to say "BRING IT ON" I know I may be sad, happy, and terrified by you but I know that I'm better than you and I will make it through this without any problems. Because if there is one thing I learned from the Army its that "I AM ARMY STRONG"!!