Joe left for Basic (BCT) on July 21 - this is the day after!
"Today was really hard. I already miss Joe so much. I even got to talk to him on the phone today! He didn't get processes at MEPC (military processing center), so he's staying in a hotel tonight. I suppose it's just different than usual because I know that he's not going to be here for a while.
"I kept my promise...I'm still going to the gym. But, the lady who is always there told me that it was weird not seeing us together. I was like 'Really?! Thanks; that's EXACTLY what I needed to hear the DAY after he left!' Gr! So, obviously that made me cry...but at least I waited until I left.
"For the most part, I'm doing ok. I know that each day will get better. I'll still miss him, though. So, I'm trying to keep busy. I hung out with Anna [Joe's sister] tonight. It was good to hang out and talk. I went to small group last night, which really helped. I'm not used to going without Joe, so it was interesting...
"The house isn't quite the same without Joe. But, God is my strength for now. I know that I am not doing this, but it's God in me. I am not strong enough to do this. God gave me a scripture tonight that reminded me of that. Psalm 18:2, 'The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.' I am so thankful for my small group and my church. I don't know what I'd do without them! I'm counting the days until I see my love again...."