Tuesday, June 12, 2007

The Ultimate Question

In the last week, my husband and I, although he is far away, have been faced with the ultimate decision. To stay in or not to stay in? While he still has approximately 3 years in, we have started to contemplate our options.
This is a harder decision than I would have thought. Surprisingly we are on completely different sides of the fence, and they aren't the sides you would think. He wants out, especially right now. He isn't liking carrier life, or being stationed overseas. No one likes deployment, that is not surprising, but he is getting fed up with being away from home.
I of course want him here more than anything, but when I consider the idea in the long run, I have mixed feelings. The military has provided us with great stability and benefits that you do not see often in other careers. I don't like being away from him, but at the same time I like knowing that we will be supported and almost always know where we stand. I am in no way opposed to the idea of moving around the world with my husband! It sounds like fun to me.
I don't know if this is something that a lot of families struggle with because i've only been living in this world for about 2 years. This is all new to me. I don't want us to make the wrong decision because I am scared about what the real world may bring...but then again we could be living in the real thing right now. We might be living in a world that no one else could even begin to understand...

I'm not looking for answers, just looking to find some people who understand where i'm coming from.