Bullocks with Butterflie Wings

half my heart is in… El Paso?

Posted in deployment, military by MommyTaco on 23 February 2010

D-day has crept up on us and gone. Yesterday we said “see you later” to Taco as he and his unit left for their deployment. We don’t ever say “goodbye” though, only “see you later” because we know that we WILL see him later.

Mother Nature decided to play a nasty joke and have a cold spell come through El Paso yesterday. Adding that to the wet weather we’d already had, and there were ice issues with their plane. Six hours of waiting after they bused up to get on their plane, they de-planed and went to spend the evening somewhere on post. When I talked to Taco on the phone, he had decided he was too tired to wait for them to acquire 200+ cots for everyone and was going to lay down to sleep on the tile floor.

I don’t know how it felt for them, I can only imagine that they all just wanted to hurry up and leave. I do know that it was a sad and even aggravating thing to go to bed alone knowing that my husband was still here, and hadn’t even left yet but couldn’t come to sleep at home.

One day down, approx 364 to go.


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  1. Candice said, on 23 February 2010 at 17:49

    Awww, I feel for you. I don’t know exactly what you are going through since I have not married military, but I could not imagine missing my significant other for months on end…….I support you guys and I am so thankful for people like Taco who have to leave their families to protect all the families in the U.S……..

  2. Sara said, on 24 February 2010 at 12:58

    I just cant believe they didnt get to leave that night. I would have been so upset that my husband was still in the city but not with me. But… I guess this is Army life. And I’m sure you’re right about the guys just wanting to get going. I bet they werent very happy either.

  3. susanna said, on 26 February 2010 at 23:24

    We just finished our deployment (this last Sunday) – I am sending you all the prayers and all the strength in the world! And trust me they are so miserable over there took DH 5 days to get home and he was sick as a dog!

  4. Army Blogger Wife said, on 12 April 2010 at 15:04

    We don’t say goodbye either, but always “see you later”.

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