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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

4 Months of Loneliness...

 Well...my husband left for Army Basic Training yesterday.  I was very proud of myself for not balling like a baby while saying goodbye! (He wouldn't have let me.)  However, once I got home and started doing things around the house it really hit me how long I would be doing things without him by my side. In theory 4-5 months doesn't seem that bad...but actually living that without your best friend and partner by your side...that's a long time!

This is a very new chapter in my life, and I know it is going to make me a stronger person, as well as strengthen Justin and I as a couple.  I don't think I could be prouder of my husband right now.  He didn't have to do this. He had a great job and was quite good at what he does, but he gave up those comforts to fulfill his calling.  I am so very proud of him for doing what he feels led to do.

I would like to say I looked this fabulous saying goodbye, but that is not the case! Instead I looked more like this...

Here we are holding hands on the way to the airport...

Justin left behind his wedding band so I put it on a chain with an army charm...

 It will serve as my reminder to pray for him everyday...

Ok...I will try not to be to mopy and sad for the next few months! Please bare with me. I never thought I would be an army wife in a million years! This is definitely something the Lord is calling me to be though.  I am determined to use this time for a lot of personal reflection, organization, and self motivation! Hopefully my posts over the next few months will focus on THAT part! :)

~ Elle


  1. My dear sweet friend,
    I am so proud of you for seeing this through the eyes of our Savior. I know it is not easy to look at a bump in the road as His plan. But you are leaving it all up to Him and supporting your husband, which is what the Lord wants from all of us.
    There is no doubt that this is going to be a very difficult time for you...5 months in one way can seem like a blink of the eye and then there are other times that 5 months seems like an eternity. I will be praying for you during this trying time of your life. The Lord has already helped you grow through this trial and I am sure He will continue to help you grow, I am excited to see the person you will become.

    I love you friend

  2. Elle, I can't even imagine what it's like to be an army wife. I lived apart from my husband for 3 months last summer, and it was extremely hard on me. I know you have the Lord to lean on though, and you'll both be even stronger at the end of it. You and your hubby will be on my prayer list tonight! God bless.

  3. Elle, I feel for you!

    My boyfriend and I have spent a few months apart--twice, so I really understand how tough it can be. Glen and I were 10,000 miles apart, because I'm American and he is Australian. We are together again, and hoping that my application for residency here in Oz will be approved, so we can stay together in the same country.

    Webcam chats and emails can really help to keep you feeling close to one another. Hang in there! Best of luck to you both!!!

  4. :(( Don't look at it as Months of Loniliess! Look on the bright side! And there are many, honest.

    About your movie review quote- no, it was not action packed... hardly at all. Terrible things happen in the movie... things that would make all females uncomfortable... But, I would say you should make your own judgements and see it, with your sisters.