This year may end up being the most stressful of my life.
At the moment my sister is out of town with the Kentucky Army National Guard. Her unit had to go help another unit get ready to deploy to Afghanistan. She has no clue about what’s going on with our house because we don’t want to cause her more stress than necessary while she’s on duty. It takes it’s toll on her. Today me and her girlfriend, Katie, where hanging out and she sent us the same text message at the same time. The unit they went to help get ready to deploy was short a 92Y, which is Sis’s MOS, and are pulling her to get deployed with them. She’ll be leaving in January and will be deployed for 13 months.
You couldn’t possibly understand how much I love Maralyn. She’s my best friend and I have no idea what I would do without her. I always watch her back, and I won’t be there to do that. I won’t be able to make sure she’s okay. That worries me. I want to be there to watch out for her. I would take a bullet for my sister any day of the week, and I mean that quite literally. I don’t know how to do that if she’s half way across the world. But I am so very proud of her for doing her duty to her country, and I will support her no matter what. I just wish I could physically be there with her.
On top of all of that my other best friend, Gilly, is attending BCT until at least June of 2013. I will get to spend time with her and Sis only during Christmas, but then have to learn how to get along with out them and watch out for Katie. I love and am so very proud of my sisters, but being alone without them is a burden I’m not used to carrying. I know that I’m strong though, and I’ll get through this. I need to be there for my sisters and my family. I can’t afford to break down. God will help us and be there for us. Everything will turn out fine. :}