It’s been a week since I started this 40 Day Deployment Dare. Mostly I wanted to do this because I knew it would be such valuable information to not only military spouses, but anyone that spends time away from their spouse. You can do this “Love Dare” at any time, for any type of separation or without one at all. That’s what I love about it. I also wanted to include some ideas on how to mold this dare to fit your needs, say if your spouse is at boot camp or MOS/Tech School.
Perhaps one of the hardest days of the first week was Day 5. First of all I’m doing this on the down-low, mostly for me. I wanted to have a change of heart from the normal times my husband is gone. I wanted to start on the right foot and try not to fall into old patterns. So day five was to ask your spouse three things that bothers or “irritates” them. I was nervous about what he’d say and how I would receive it, with humility hopefully.