Sunday, May 31, 2009

Just the Beginning

Several people have asked me to start a blog on our upcoming deployment. At first I thought those people were crazy, but now I kind of like this. I hope to use this blog for everyone to follow Jonathan and I and our journey. Jonathan is in the Army National Guard here in Alabama. He was deployed to Iraq in 2007-2008 and will serve in Afghanistan for 2009-2010. Durring the last deployment Jonathan and I were engaged. He proposed to me on September 14, 2007 and left for Iraq on September 22nd. We got married August 2, 2008 and Jonathan will go to Afghanistan sometime in mid June. Talk about emotions!

This deployment is very different for Jonathan and I. Not only are we married this time, but it is round two. We know what to expect this time and have tried to mentally prepare ourselves, but it is much harder than it was last time. Last deployment I still lived at home with my parents so most of my everyday life did not change. Everything has changed this time! I now live at home by myself with our two dogs, Rosie and Rebel.

One of Jonathan's really good friends is going with him overseas. I hate that he has to go, but it has helped having his wife here who is going through the same thing I am. I have my family and Jonathan's family going through it as well, but it is nice to have someone who shares your same feelings. She walks in the same shoes I do everyday. We have already learned to lean on each other as much as possible. Next Monday she and I will travel to Fort McCoy, Wisconsin to see our husbands for one last time. I'm very nervous and anxious. I cannot wait to see him, but also know it will be the last time I will see him in person for a long time. I know I will do okay though...

Well hopefully I can keep all readers interested. I have never done anything like this before, so this is brand new to me. I may have trouble to begin with, but hopefully I will get better. I may also need help navigating this blog. I have played with it for about an hour now, but still feel like I don't know what to do.


  1. Yea! Welcome to the world of blogging! You know we are praying for you and for Jonathan. Look forward to reading from you and Jonathan on this journey.
    love you!

  2. Brantley,
    Glad to see you doing this. I'll be a follwer.
    Love you
    Bro. Hal

  3. I am so glad that you are blogging now! I'm praying for you and Jonathan during this chapter of your lives. Be careful going to WI and enjoy every minute!

  4. we are praying... the blog looks great!!! Welcome to the blog world:) - - julia

  5. Welcome to blog world!
    There are several blogs by wives whose honey's are serving our country. I am sure you will enjoy reading them. This is a great way to write and share about your journey.

  6. Welcome to blog land. I will keep you and your sweetie in prayer. My hubby has been home for a while now, prayerfully we won't have any more. He is back on rec. duty now. I look forward to reading your blog.

  7. Hi! Darlene was telling me about your blog and I came over to say "hello". I'm a military wife of 16 years with a few deployments plus a remote under my belt. I will definitely keep you and your hubby in my prayers. One of the verses that helped me was Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."