Sometimes I think about days when I was younger.
Nothing important mattered back then.
Except, when the next Disney Channel Movie was going to air..
or if Mom packed the right snack for lunch.. [because if she didn't, it was being traded behind the lunch room ladies' back]
I wish I could see life through the eyes of my childhood. Everything was perfect.
Remember those days?
For all of January, February and most of March, Mr. and I had a countdown.
He was in Basic Training.
I counted the weeks..the days..and then finally the hours
that we would see each other at last.
and then it arrived: graduation day
..we did it! we survived to the long awaited day!
Well, Mr.'s Basic graduation came and went.
Our countdown had come to a close only to start back up again.
the very next day Mr. shipped out to the East Coast for his AIT schooling.
another countdown, but this one was easier.
Instead of heading every letter with: 48 days!!
Mr. and I could countdown together, over the phone.
When our countdown came to a close it was even better than last time.
This time I got to be with Mr. for the rest of his training.
I moved to the East Coast for the Summer.
The countdown makes it go by faster.
If I can just get through the end of this week, I can focus on next week and instead
of 9 long weeks there's only 8 long weeks left.
always count in weeks, never months.
Month is a BIG word used to define a LONG period of time.
a week: 7 days.. it's small, not so bad.
The latest countdown was for 9.5.10
what a happy countdown this was.
Of all our countdowns this was absolutely the hardest one to wait for.
enough with the 15 days..8 days..3 hours..
I want it now!
I couldn't wait to be married and start our life together.
the day was perfect and the countdown was over in the blink of an eye.
the Miss became the Mrs to her Mr :)
The countdowns though, they just never seem to end. there's always something else waiting to happen, waiting to be the next countdown.
Today marks some sort of countdown. A countdown I have been least looking forward to.
It differs in that I won't be counting down the days, hours and minutes for something I've waited so patiently for. Instead I'll be fighting the days, ignoring the hours and holding on to every minute.
The countdown to D-Day.
Deployment Day, that is.
The next big thing on our list. There's no avoiding it.
It's finally arriving and there's nothing we can do about it.
it's like that annoying itch that you just can't scratch..
it hangs over our heads.
we're always thinking about it but pretending it isn't really there.
only...it IS there...here...and it won't go away.
The time we have left is precious time that will not be taken for granted.
I refuse to let any day pass where Mr. isn't told how special he is to me or let him know how much I love him.
the sooner it all arrives..
the sooner Mr. will be back in my arms.
With Jesus by my side, I will do this. We will do this.
unhappily separated due to Operation New Dawn, shortly there after!
It's not your typical Happily Ever After...yet at least. Our Happily Ever After has been temporarily put on hold while Mr. goes and fights the bad guys. Yes that's right Mr. will be taking them apart one at a time, a helicopter that is. Mr. will be supporting an infantry unit overseas, but he will be safely residing on post, fixing helicopters..whew! (or so we're told)
he knows the ins and outs of this bad guy..he's so handy!
It's not the ideal situation for a husband and wife to be separated their first yearof marriage but it happens to those of us in the military family and its just going to make us stronger!
As Mr. and I prepare for his upcoming deployment and then as it begins, I'll have thoughts..lots of thoughts. I'm starting this blog as an outlet. my photography will make frequent appearances here, so be on the look out for that as well! Anyway, I thought this might be a good place to give updates on Mr. while he is away from so many loved ones, and something fun for myself as well.
Thanks for stopping by :)
"Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you..." Luke 12: 27-28