In The Army, Change is Imminent - But It's Not Always Bad
Plans are always changing in the Army. It is best not to assume anything is 100% until after it happens. And even then you might want to wait a few days to be sure! Sometimes the changes are not nice, like a deployment date being moved up, a deployment being extended or your post shutting down before you are ready to leave. Other times the changes are good. A deployment could get cancelled, you find out your husband doesn't have to go or something you might not even expect. This is what happened to me in 2008.
My husband came home from his 1st deployment in November 2007, in December we spent a month in CA and the first week of January we returned home to our house in Germany. I was not happy about it. I didn't want to be there. I had two little boys in a small 2-bedroom stairwell apartment on the 3rd floor.
We knew that my husband was going to have to deploy again in November.
Things did not look good. I decided that once he deployed I was going to go to California and stay there for a while. I didn't really want to leave my own space but I felt if I had stayed I was going to go crazy. We could have gotten on a list for a 3 bedroom, but we really didn't want to have to go through moving ourselves in Europe. One morning in March, I woke up to the news that part of our Brigade was moving to a new post. This one was bigger and had nicer housing for the most part. I talked to my husband as soon as I could, and he was able to get put in the right Company so we could move there.
A few months later we were standing in our new home. It was a 4-bedroom, 3 floor duplex in a little German village. We also had not one, but two backyards of our very own. I cried the minute I walked into the house. It was perfect! We lived there for almost 2 years. There are things I didn't like about being stationed overseas, but that house was not one of them.
Now whenever I think the worst about a situation I remember that things can change for the better, even in the Army.
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