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Yes it’s actually almost over we are in the single digit weeks and I am , well just calm. Yes surprisingly I am excited but feeling a bit reserved at the moment.

I know your probably like “WTH your hubby is coming home from a deployment and your reserved …no excitement?”

I have found that it’s almost hard for me to believe that it is over. This deployment hasn’t exactly been the quickest deployment, but I will say it flew right by me. I attribute that to having made many great friends, lots of girls nights and one to many glasses of wine.

At the end of the day I am sure my cool , calm , collected  and reserved self will snap out of it and join the ranks of planning homecoming day but give me sometime to come to the reality that “MY MAN IS COMING HOMEEEEEE EEEEEK”!

So share with me…How long before the excitement hits you that your hubby or S/O is coming home?

Hooah & Smooches

Army Wife 101



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Krystel is the mom of two and an Army Wife. In addition to Army Wife 101 she is the Co-Founder of a digital media agency that connects brands with the military market. She has appeared on MSNBC ,FOX LA and formerly was a weekly contributor to HLN's "Raising America". She has written for various outlets including Sheknows and Lifetime and is a big fan of cupcakes and french fries.

5 Comments on Alittle Reserved…

  1. I always feel a bit excited the weeks coming up to it but it never really hits me until that last 24 hours before he comes home. Hanging up signs, making sure the kids don’t destroy the house and all my hard work and then getting ready to leave

  2. Well my husband was going to be home in july but I got a call two weeks ago and he said it could be sometime before October before be comes home. I was excited but now I just feel like he’s never going to come home. It’s been a year now and truthfully I’m just lonely I just want my husband to be home so he can be with me and our little baby boy.

  3. Well we are a few weeks away… really hasn’t hit me as of yet….I mean I’ve been googling all types of things I can do to make his homecoming special but after I find ideas I fall right back into the mood of …”well we will see”. This deployment has been long and draining…oh and I cant forget with NO R&R leave time…so go figure. I think I’m just waiting to get the call or the email saying “baby, umm we will be here for another 8 weeks”. I’ve kept myself busy by planning our wedding in Jan…however its gonna be in the Bahamas on a cruise ship so therefore I’ve been so limited in planning that. I just look forward to the next 5 weeks flying by…I’m sure in about 2 weeks I will be a nervous mess but I’m like Stephanie, I just want him home.

  4. Heck, I don’t know if there is ever a right time for any emotion during deployment or homecomings. It is different for everyone. I will say this, it gets exciting while doing the stuff before (sings, cleaning, and such) but at the same time it’s almost numbing, and a fog. My husband deployed twice and I can remember the anxiousness and nervousness, and the hope of what to expect. But both times when he got off that bus, it wasn’t what you see in the movies…he was in a hurry to get his bags and we were both in a weird queit fog. Got home and withing 30 minutes he was knocked out for the count. But even though it wasn’t what I expected, it was so good to have him there to look at and hold. So, don’t try to over due anything, or worry about the little dust bunnies in the corner of the house, just make sure you are rested, look refreshed and are there “on time” lol, with open arms to recieve anything that comes. He will definately need time to recoop, and to refocus and realize that he is home. It’s a huge adjustment from there to here, so please be patient, understanding and make sure you are taking care of yourself too. God bless and please thank him for his service! You have any concerns or questions feel free to e-mail me, I am always up for supporting our military spouses! Semper FI.

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