My husband is in the National Guard; two weeks ago was his final weekend Guard drill.
I’m proud of him because of his commitment to the service and to his deployment a few years ago, but I’m also relieved that the 6 years of “one weekend a month/two weeks a year” were up. (Not to mention the back-of-the-mind worry that he’d be redeployed).
It’s bittersweet though because while I’m celebrating having him home more often, I know he’s going to miss the camaraderie and doing a job he loves.
And unfortunately, there’s not really a middle ground for this one…