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June 23, 2008



Well shit girl! I cried for you on that post. I can't even begin to imagine how that feels. There really are no words that can make you feel better, just know that your blog friends are thinking about you!


I cried too. I understand that saying goodbye never gets easier and you're right, there is nothing that anyone can do or say to take those horrible feelings away from you. But you have no idea how much I wish there WAS something that I could do or say to take them as far away from your precious heart as possible...

Big hugs to you! Much respect and admiration to Colby for doing what he does! And just lots of love coming your way!


Aaron and I were long distance for a year. And I got all ridiculous and weepy every time we parted- we saw each other once a month or so. I can't even imagine how I would be in this circumstance.


Dammit! Crying here and sending up prayers and wishes that November gets here fast for you. You two are amazing, and you're an inspiration.

(((BIG FAT HUGS)))))


Hugs, I don't know what else to say since I've never been in that position. You are a very strong woman.


Aw sweetie. You're so brave. I don't know how you can do this. I'd crumple into a ball and not unfold myself until November.


Oh Angela, I feel for you. I hope the time goes quickly for both of you. Take care!


Damn, and here I am complaining when D leaves me for a week... I'm so sorry! The next few months will be hard but you know you can do it, and everyone here is behind you :) I respect & admire you for this! Keep your chin up!


Beautiful post. My dad was in the Army, so I know it's hard...but never knew the side of the wife. I'll be thinking of you until November!! Prayers for a safe return.


I envy your strength, because I could never do it. Hoping the time passes quickly for both of you, and you know you have a gaggle of friends (real and internet) here to help you through it! Hugs!


Having grown up in a military family, and having a brother who is a Marine - I understand this sentiment more than I care to. It's the unknown that's so unnerving.

I'm not sure it ever gets easier, either.

The Incubator

MOIIIII---wish we were there now--for all that's worth! Me and my runny nose and red eyes are off to a meeting! You know my heart understands and aches for you, sweetheart, and my prayers are with you and Colby.


This brought tears to my eyes. I know you're coming up on a hard period but we are all here for you anytime you need to vent/cry/laugh whatever. Here's to his safe trip and return to you.


I'm tearing up just thinking about this. I cannot imagine what you are going through right now, but I know it has to be so tough and so challenging. I don't have anything to say other than I'm here if you ever need anything or anyone to talk to. *hugs*


Totally crying here at my desk reading this. You are incredible for being so strong - i was with my aunt and family when my uncle came home from six months in Iraq and the tears of joy...i've never been so moved by the amount of love that was in the room when they all stepped off the plane. I can't even fathom the amount of sadness hanging over the air as they got on.

<3 *hugs*



It won't be easy, but you are strong and you guys will be stronger because of it. Stay strong, and know that I am here for you always.

Big, big hugs!!


Oh my goodness, you made me cry! You sound like an amazingly strong woman. I don't know if I could put myself in your shoes. I love your courage and you and your husband's commitment to each other.


Aww, this is the saddest part! Everything will be OK . . . lonely, but OK. And he'll be back in time for Thanksgiving, safe and sound :-)


Oh honey, I don't know how you do it. We're all here for you for those really lonely days.


Hang in there!


I too am snivelling. November sounds like such a long time away.

Starting school will be exciting and engrossing, though, right? Better if you could share them with him, I'm sure, but I hope you can fill your days with other fun friends and projects so you're not too lonely.


As a side note, this: <3 always looks like boobs to me.


Until November?? Ugh, that is TOO long to be apart. I remember those days. I hope that you have a few trips planned to see friends. And staying around the house all day can give you lots of time to think - when do you start school? What will you do until then? :)

hugs to you girl,


aw sheesh you got me all teary now. but we'll all be here for ya, and november will come before you know it :)

Becky long is he going to be gone this time? If you need something to distract you, come in to Seattle some time and let's do lunch or happy hour :)


I have no idea howyou do it. I think I would go nuts. You hang in there. And forget what I said the other day, if you want another puppy get it. You deserve a 3 dog night.

La Petite Belle

awww, omg I almost cried reading your post. I can't imagine how hard it must be (I must be a terrible wifey for sorta looking forward to hubby's business trips...)


((hugs)) That is all.


Oh honey, I'm a little teary here. I get all emotional when Ted has to work later than usual. I can't even imagine what this must be like for you...but you are one strong woman!


Girlie, you made me cry. I'm sending lots of hugs over to you.


awwww sweetie! HUGS!

I hope time FLIES between now and then.


Oh, Angela! This just really moved me. I think it's one of the most touching things you've written. I really feel for you and all the service men's wives/girlfriends/family members. I don't know how you hold it together, but I sure thank you and I thank Colby for doing what he does to keep us all safe. Hugs your way!


I can't even begin to imagine it, Tom and I have never been apart a night in the almost seven years we've been married. Military families have incredible strength and I hope November comes fastfastfast for you.

Kate P

What a moving farewell--and a hopeful (nay, firmly expecting) see-you-soon. Prayers for C while he is away, and for you while you wait.


i was a big fan of living in denial for as long as possible when I was in your shoes. I think it is a highly underrated coping mechanism.

Hang in there and stay busy. I will be thinking of you. Ive been there more times than I care to remember.


You have something beautiful, there, if you can write a tribute like that. I'm sorry Colby's gone again, I don't know how you do it. Sending you virtual hugs and bottles of wine.


I have a ton of respect for everyone who can say goodbye only with the anticipation to say hello again. I'll be wishing for November to come quickly!

Gina S

I am so sad for you. I almost cried! It takes a lot to make me cry. Hang in there. Hopefully, the next few months will go by fairly quickly.


I am continually thinking about you and Colby. I am so sorry that this is your reality right now. Please let me know if you need to talk or chat or email or anything.

Big Hugs

Michelle & the City

ok i was tearing up reading this post. YOU, my friend, are a STRONG woman. i'm so sorry that the two of you have to be apart, but know how much support you have surrounding you. and how great your reunion will be.

sending love your way


What a beautiful, tear-inducing tribute to your hero.

Please thank him for me.


Girl, Dislocated

Not speaking from experience or anything, as I'm not married and don't have military family members, but I can understand that there isn't anything anyone can say or do to fill the Colby-sized void until he gets back, so I won't try. Just know I'm praying for his safe return and that November doesn't take its time getting here.



My list is 7 pages long. :) Dave thinks I'm nuts.

Deployment always sucks. Except for the last one. The last one sucks, but not as bad.


This is a beautiful, beautiful post. I wish you all the luck.

Operation Pink Herring

I'm going to second what Janet said - I hope the time just flies, for both of you!


I got teary eyed reading this. I can only imagine your pain.

My hubby and I were apart for 11 months while we were engaged, but we got to see each other every now and then. The pain leaving each other was too much to bear. I would never, ever want to endure that again.

I'm so sorry. Many prayers.


What an amazing post that just broke my heart and made me cry. I can't imagine how hard it must be to say goodbye like that, I don't think I'd be strong enough. (Hugs)

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