Thursday, September 14, 2006

I read many journals/blogs on many different forums. One that I read her husband is in law enforcement and every once in a while he has to work late shifts. Tonight I read her journal and she's complaining about how her dh is working late and how she's just dying for him to get home, since she hasn't seen him this morning. It got me to thinking how so many really do live in a nice bubble more or less. We all have our hardships, and I do realize that when someone's not used to her husband being gone that often, when they are working late or have to go out of town for a few days it's not easy for them. At the same time I wonder do they EVER think how it must be for a military wife who's husband's been deployed for a year (or very close to it)?

I of course can't imagine life where Chad doesn't deploy, go out to the field, go TDY, etc at different points in the year. There's never been a point in our marriage where Chad's not at least went out to the field for a few days, even when Jordyn was going through treatment (tx) he went out to the field for a few days. When he's home for well more than a year's time (no deployments) I am often ready for him to go out to the field for a week or a few days anyways. I can even handle up to a month, after that though it does just stink. We get used to our routine, and there's actually a transitional period once he comes home (from a deployment). I just can't imagine what life will be like when he doesn't leave either for the field, TDY, or deployment once he's retired. We have a few yrs still until then, but it is something I think about! I'll be the wife complaining that her husband's always there! LOL

On another note, I had a nice was really a good way to end an emotional day. I had 2 friends over for dinner, both are in my unit. One has a little girl who's almost 9 months old, who's just beautiful! I made roast, carrots, potatoes, noodles, and home made bread. It was a great dinner, but most of all it was great company. I think for the next 6 wks until Chad comes home I'm going to have someone over for dinner once a week. It'll be a great way for me to stay on top of our home, plus it's nice to have another adult over to talk with.

Well, I'm off! I think tomorrow I'm going to get some scrapbooking done. If I don't get any done during the day, I'll do it after the boys go to bed. Jacob has school work tomorrow during nap time. So depending on how much help he needs, I maybe can get part of a page done. I have to get more school books ordered tomorrow. We're starting on his kindergarten math, I bought a book a while back that he's working out of, but it's not challenging enough for him. We're actually going to be working out of 2 different books. Miquon and Singapore. They complement each other, and I truly believe Jacob will be challenged in a great way! We're also working hard on writing and reading. I haven't been focusing on him doing science right now, we'll get into that once Chad's home. We're also working on memorizing bible verses as well.

God Bless


Linda said...

You know, there are people who will never experience what you are experiencing, and they will complain at every little absence. Even I have not had to experience deployment. I've had schooling, and some field stuff, but never to the extent of a year of absence (although I'm sure this will be catching up to us soon).

I hope you get a lot of scrapbooking done. I'm heading to Scrapmaster tomorrow (sunday) for a 6 hour crop - nothing like inspiration from others' working to get me going. I have a few things on my agenda, so I hope to get it all done.

man, wish I were there to have dinner with you! That roast sure did sound good!

Sheri said...

I'll tell you, Mike left for Maine for a couple of weeks and I thought I would DIE of lonliness. But one of my statements was actually 'I don't know how military wives do it!! I have the utmost respect for them.'