Saturday, May 2, 2009
R & R Update
Since it has been three WEEKS since I last posted and I am quickly in danger of becoming one of "those people" (you know, the post-once-every-year ones?), I better think of something-and quick! I don't have too much to say, R & R is one of those things that is in some ways just as hard as it is happy. I was sooo excited to get to see my honey, but even from the very beginning I knew he would have to go back so I had to keep pushing that out of my mind. It is also hard to explain to a three year-old why her daddy is only "visiting". But, even though we didn't do anything too crazy it was a good visit. We decided not to plan anything major because it is enough to try to put a dad back into a family he hasn't seen in 7 1/2 months! We did have buy a car (yeah!yeah!yeah!), and get new cell phones. Those were both major check-marks on my list and things I definitely did not want to do without Joel (no way was I picking out a cell phone for him!). We got to go out THREE times by ourselves- very exciting because we have only gotten to do that a handful of times since we have had kids! We took Josie to Chuck E. Cheese and "Glow Golfing" (the price was right!) and she also got "stickers" for her walls in lieu of the paint she had been promised. Carson just enjoyed being a boy with his dad- they were goofing off at every chance! I, of course, just enjoyed being part of a team rather. Being a geographical single mom is hard work. I am extremely thankful that is not my permanent position in life. God is gracious. Anyway, we also applied for our passports! No promises that we will actually use them, but I figured they would be impossible to use if didn't have them at all! I am sad that he had to go back to work, but I am really trying to focus on the fact that we are at least 2/3 of the way done. I hope! There are no promises in the Army. Anyway, hopefully I will get back in the groove and be posting more regularly!
Contemplated by Clare at 8:38 AM
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It is rather bittersweet that this is "normal" for us. I rejoice though in having you to share this trial with. I know when I share something with you that you get it in a way no one else does. My hope is that the time will fly until this fall for both of us. Love ya~MeReplyDelete
I'm glad you didn't post for the past 3 weeks. It meant you were having fun with your family and enjoy a few precious days with Joel and the kids.ReplyDelete
While I'm not wishing summer away, I pray for your sake it goes by smoothly and quickly so Joel can be back home where he belongs....behind the wheel of that new car, chatting on his new cellphone (with a bluetooth of course), while driving the family out to McDonald's and a rousing game of mini golf :)