I don't even know how many of my friends and family blog anymore, since we're all on Facebook. Hellloooooo??
we're back in the "deployment" stage of our family's life path so I
thought I would reinstate some Daddy diaries, Mommy diaries and some
overall thoughts about the time and distance my husband will be away
from us. We are facing a tough 25 months ahead so I can forewarn you
know there will be plenty of b*tching, moaning, complaining and venting
going on up in here! But it's healthy right? That's what they say. Talk
it out....release it....and get over it. So that's my plan.
we are three weeks into our move to Virginia Beach, VA. We moved here
during the tornados that ripped through our prior home town, Oklahoma
City. It was the most heart wrenching move I've ever experienced. We
loved our six years in OKC...and made some wonderful friends and roots
in the community, only to turn our back and move away from
them.....during the most difficult time in HISTORY was ....brutal. Just
But we're here....and I am trying very hard to find our new normal.
first week here consisted of us getting out of boxes and frantically
looking for new pieces of furniture. It was no small task. But we wanted
to get the bulk of our move-in DONE before hubby left for his six weeks
of training. Thankfully he is close enough to come home on weekends,
but still.....we wanted to get as much settled in as we could before he
had to leave. Leaving him some peace of mind and me some small bit of
sanity. Having the pool and the beach has definitely helped the boys
find the "good" in this move....which also helps me not worry so much
about them adjusting to this new city.
At week three
the furniture is starting to be delivered, I am finding my way around
better, and getting to know the neighbors. What was great about our
first night here was almost all of the neighbors came over and
introduced themselves to us. AND....they all had boys! So our
house/pool/yard has become the central meeting place which can carry
with it the good and the bad. With hubby being away and
feeling dis-ca-bobulated not having found a "normal routine" just yet,
the LAST thing I want to do is offer free babysitting to all the
neighbors kids! But at the end of the day, I know where my kids are and
that's what matters.
However, there has been some
drama! Yes amongst boys. I hate stepping in and being "that" mom, but I
will do it. And I have had to. I need to set my limits and the kids
coming in and out of my house/pool/yard also need to know what will and
will not be tolerated. I'm sure this is all part of the "adjusting"
phase....and I can't wait for it to be over.
day so the countdown is one for hubby to return. I am sooooooooooooooo
looking forward to seeing him. It's been a long week (yes, already).
as we adjust to our surroundings and the upcoming FREQUENT deployments,
you will be hearing from me. Just let me know you came to
visit....leave a comment, a hug and / or a prayer. All are welcome
24 1/2 months to go......