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I got a phone call a couple of hours from hubby saying that it looks like when his ship gets home on Wednesday, they wont be staying here. They will be off to Fiji to replace one of the other ships instead.
That would make this my first Christmas alone :(
How did/do you other defence wives cope when going through Christmas alone? I will be staying with family which will be okay - but I was so looking forward to us being able to enjoy our last child-less Christmas together...
I'm so sorry to hear that, Ally. I can imagine how you are feeling at the moment.
DF & I havent been apart over Christmas since he enlisted in 2000, he spent Christmas doing his basic training. We had only been together a year at the time. I was still living in SA & going about my usual business.
This year its a bit more difficult, being that its DS first Christmas & DF isnt here. I dont really know how I will cope. On the positive side, I do get to spend time with my family instead of having to share with his family (dont get me wrong, they are lovely but nothing beats your own family). Last time DF was deployed, it was from April to November. He didnt miss out on any birthdays, special occasions or anything. This deployment is he away for all our birthdays, anniversary, X-mas - everything. It really sucks that he misses it, but on the other hand it is a busy time of year so time does seem to go a little faster.
I've sent over a few little things for DF for Christmas, but we are going to make up for everything when he comes home with a family holiday, just the 3 of us.
I really hope he is home with you for Christmas, nothing is worse than not being able to spend it with your loved ones :hugs:
I spent a Christmas without Troy once. It was ok though. It was not too much of a big deal for me because I was surrounded by friends and family. I think I found New Years Eve a little hard though. It could have been the copious amounts of alcohol I had drunk as well:D But you won't be partaking this year will you:)
I sent him a huge package with all the good stuff they can't get where he was (the gulf). You get free postage too if I remember correctly.
I can understand wanting him home though, especially as it's your last child free christmas. Just try not to think about it too much (hard I know) and enjoy yourself as much as you can.
Have a Merry Christmas ok and think of all the good he is doing while he is away.
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