Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Final Countdown....

♪♫ Dun...Dun....Duuuunnnn ♪♫

Actually it isn't anything sinister at all. As I have mentioned before I am a military wife. My husband is currently deployed, so the girlies and I have been dealing with that and all of the drama and heartache that goes with it. Well I am pleased to announce that we can begin the final countdown. We have a date for when he comes home. Yippie! I am so, so very excited.

This final countdown also brings with it a huge flood of "oops, I forgot..." or "uh-oh I had better change that habit before he gets here." thoughts. Nothing too big, but it will be hard for him to sleep if both girls and the dog continue to sleep with us. And maybe I should pick up the dog poop and mow the backyard. Or my least favorite, I have to move my stuff back to my half of the closet so that he has room to hang his clothes. All in all not too bad for being without him for so long.

This wasn't our first deployment and I know that it won't be our last. I have learned things this time that I didn't last time, and I have dropped the ball in places that I was totally in control last time, it's always different and it is always an adventure.

The things that I have discovered about me, us, and our relationship this deployment have been pretty good this time. I have discovered what I think I want to go back to school to do. I have discovered that we are stronger as a couple than we ever thought we could be. I have learned that it is an amazing thing to be able to trust your husband completely while he is gone. I have learned that I am blessed with a marriage that is stronger and more amazing than so many of the people I see on a regular basis, and I am grateful for that.

So time to finish the laundry, mow the lawn, clean the house, pick out the homecoming outfits and make the signs! My husband is coming home, and I can't wait!

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