Having said that, with two days until he leaves, I DON'T WANT HIM TO GO!!!!
For some reason, today everything is making me cry. Grocery shopping: I don't need the protein bars because hes' the only one who eats those. Bill paying: I need to cancel the Y membership since he won't be using it anymore.
I may have been able to hold it together, but as I drove into the subdivision just now, there he was running by with our dog. I was done for at that point. I think I just need to accept that I will be struggling with a lot of mixed emotions for a while and it will take some time to get used to this new reality. When they say Army Strong, it's clear they also mean the families, not just the soldiers.