With the end of deployment in sight, I have been getting asked this question quite often:
Are you excited?!
It isn’t a bad question, and I definitely take no offense to it (and if you have asked me, I hope you don’t take offense to this). But I always chuckle to myself when I get asked because I find it to be a question with a rather obvious answer. I mean, is a response other than YES! actually ever expected?
We got 28 days together after getting hitched and I haven’t seen him in 6+ months. I’m not looking forward to homecoming at all.
My husband left when I was 5 months pregnant, I had the baby alone while he was overseas, and he has yet to meet him. I could wait a while longer before he comes back. side note – i’m not actually referring to myself here… simply an example! i do not have a secret baby unknown to the world.
Haha, I didn’t think so either. I could only imagine the look on someone’s face if I ever even gave an answer like that! Maybe I’ll try it sometime… Lol. Of course, talking about someone’s spouse returning after such a long time isn’t really a normal everyday kind of conversation…so I guess that plays a part. And it certainly does spark conversation too, which of course I will use as an easy excuse to rave about my husband and how awesome I think he is. 🙂 Whatever the reason, though, I just think it’s funny. Nothing more, nothing less.
But just in case you are still unsure… I am THRILLED that my husband is almost home. Nothing in this world could make me happier. I am counting down the minutes until I get to be in his arms again.