Yesterday, was one of the toughest and saddest days of my life as I saw my husband (username mschrank on here) off to BMT for 6 weeks. The week prior to him leaving, tears continuously welded up in my eyes when I thought about his upcoming departure and yesterday, I balled on the long drive back home I made after seeing him off at the airport. Air Force BMT is at Lackland, AFB, San Antonio, TX.
My husband and I live in a suburb of Chicago. We were married November 3rd, 2007, and are now expecting our honeymoon baby to arrive August 10th. My husband is going in as an E-3 due to his college degree and he will become a ground linguist. So his techincal school will be in Monterey, CA at the DLI. His graduation from BMT is set for the last weekend of May, and I am already counting down the days until I fly down to San Antonio (43 days and counting)! When I go, I will be nearly 7 months pregnant, so talk about a sweat fest with the high temperatures and humidity down there! Ha! But it will be well worth it!
I am so proud of my husband’s decision to enter the Air Force as a linguist and support him 100%, but that does not change the fact that I miss him like crazy already! I miss waking up next to him in the morning, hearing his voice, feeling his touch…it is just tough and it is only the first full day of not seeing him. Yesterday, he called me from the airport before his flight left and we both were fighting back the tears with our voices quivering.
He asked me to pray two Rosaries each day that he is at Basic as he will most likely not have time to do that. We have been praying the daily Rosary together since before our engagement! So yesterday, on the drive back home, I prayed the second Rosary for him and am making it into a Novena Rosary but to last for 40 days.
Are there any Air Force or military wives on this forum who can give me some words of encouragement during this separation from my husband? I am a housewife and expecting our first baby in less than 4 months.
Good thing for me, we live only 20 miles from my parents/sister/and other family members, so I will be visiting and chatting with them on a regular basis. In fact, yesterday when I came home from seeing Matthew off, I stopped to visit my mom. Oh and we have a 6 month old German Shepherd puppy who is a great companion and protector for me.
Well, I would just appreciate some words of encouragement and prayers! Prayers for my husband, my baby, and myself. Thanks!!!