We finished it, just in time. He's gone... again.
We broke this deployment up into 3 parts.
part 1-a couple months of stateside training
a few days leave
part 2-10 months overseas
part 3-just a few months left
It felt so normal to have him home. Now back to the Groundhog Days of single-parenthood. I'm still in a fog right now, didn't really sleep last night. He had an early flight, we were up late, and I enjoyed watching him sleep one more time before he headed back.
The alarm went off at 0430... I nudged him awake and said "time to go to war".