Awww congrats babe!! XX
Joshua has deployed before, but this is his first deployment that we’ve gone through together. He’s only been gone for a month, so I am pretty new at this as well. This might be a little long, just wanna make sure I give you a good answer. ❤️
For yourself personally, take it day by day. It’s not a consistent feeling; some days will be hard, some days will be easier. Some days will start off amazing, but then you’ll be doing something totally random and all of a sudden become overwhelmingly sad. You just have to do your best to stay positive and remember it’s only temporary. Acknowledge that you’re sad, but don’t let it take over your life.
The best advice: stay busy. This doesn’t mean you won’t be sad or miss him constantly, but it will give you something to talk about and help him feel connected to home. It can help prevent you from getting into a thinking trap, and it also really helps to pass the time. This month has been hard, but it has flown by and we still talk about our days as much as we can.
Also remember that he misses you just as much as you miss him. As much as you need him to reach out & tell you he’s okay, he needs you to do the same. We currently have a 12.5 hour time difference so we write emails for the other to read & have specific things we say to one another at the end of emails. Mine for him is “always come home to me.” His is “always coming home to you.” Super sappy, but it helps us stay connected in a cheesy, romantic way. :)
Hope that helps babe! Good luck & if you ever need anything just message me & we can connect on facebook or something ❤️