The Encores...we're going to make it!

**Warning-Plenty of non-wedding whining follows**

If you've been following my blog for a little while you may know that Mr. Encore is headed to Afghanistan shortly. He left last weekend for training, fortunately it is close enough that he will be able to come home on the weekends for the next 7 weeks. Throughout this process I have been very supportive and surprisingly very strong. I hosted a nice farewell party for him a couple of weeks ago, I've helped him shop and pack for training knowing that his departure is approaching very fast. He left last weekend, I had to travel for work Monday and Tuesday so I kept busy.

For the last 8 years I've been an independent woman, I've traveled, moved around, changed jobs, had good times, had not so good ones but I always did it alone. Ever since Mr. Encore came into my life I've let my guard down and have become just a little less independent. But last night was a little tough, in fact I was a little concerned about being home alone.

This morning I tried to plug something into the bathroom receptacle and it didn't work, tried the other one..nada. Went into the second bathroom...didn't work either. I went to look at the fuse box but all was good, I couldn't figure out what was wrong but all I could think was, "he's gone and I don't know what to do". I was frustrated but left for work, around lunch he sent me a text message and I lost it! I started sobbing incredibly and all I could think was, "He's gone, he really is leaving me for a year, I won't see him". He called me and I couldn't even talk, he asked me if I needed a few minutes...I did.

So ladies...I hate to admit it but I lost it at work, I was sobbing like a baby, thank God I could close the door and no one else was there. I had been doing so good, no tears, no sadness, no drama. I'm not sure how this will end and how I'll get through this, but I know I'll have twitter, blogger and oh! Germany to keep occupied. Yes, I'm going to Germany for a year, I figure if he was going to be gone for a year then I could do something too. I have accepted a one year active duty tour to Germany, wohooo!

I'm not sure when we'll set a date but right now, I can't even think that far, I just want this to be over so we can move on with our lives. In the meantime, I'll use this blog as a sounding board. I will continue to do my inspiration boards and share my wedding finds, I have to, without you it would be even harder to get through this.

Thanks for hanging in there with me!


A Bride...Again said...

Never fear - you ARE going to make it through this year. I know it. You're a strong woman, and who wouldn't be a bit emotional right now. I wouldn't have been able to hold it together as long as you have, so kudos to you.

We're here for you, and we can't wait to hear all about Germany! How exciting - and distracting!

Encore Bride said...

Thank you! I will post about Germany next.


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