It's like waiting for the storm.....

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In Eighteen days My husband will be leaving on deployment. During this time when you know that day is coming so very fast all I want to do is just be with him. However,this is not the calm before the storm we have so MUCH to get done before he leaves there are things that ONLY he can do and we avoid them because we do not want to have him spend one of the few days we have organizing the garage and yet it HAS to be done, we HAVE to clear the space to put his truck away for deployment (it is a manual and I can not drive it). There are also so many things we have wanted to do and kept saying we will do that before you leave again, and we are down to our last couple weekends. To make matters worse he is on a crappy duty rotation at work which had him "on Duty" every third day(he goes in in the morning and has to spend the night and if the next day is a reg. work day has to stay for that day as well). The last weekend he is home which would be memorial day weekend we have Melanie's dance recital which means dress rehearsal on sat. and recital on Sunday. Then Andrew has Duty on Memorial day we are just so lucky with how duty falls! Tuesday is a regular work day so he will be home about dinner time and we will have to take him back to the ship before we put the girls to bed because The ship leaves on that Wednesday. It all seems to be coming so very fast and like a big storm you never know until it is here how bad it will be. Well I know I will be an emotional puddle the night he leaves and that will most likely be an emotional night for the girls as well. The unpredictability comes with the girls it is hard to judge how well or haw hard they will take dad leaving. This is the first time that Kate will really get t hat daddy is leaving for a long time. She seemed to do well last year, but having that under her belt I think she'll really miss him this time. Meghan and Melanie are pretty rational about it but we still have those days when they get all teary about daddy not being here. So what will this deployment bring for us..... Only time will tell!

2 comments:

themom said...

I would presume that you will handle it as best you can. the routine is essentially the same..it is the child's perception that differs. Take care.

~Stephanie~ said...

You can do it! We have done it before we will do it again because that is our job. To support our husbands and take care of our kids. I'm guessing that I will have a hard time too. I know the first few weeks will be really hard so maybe we can get together then, maybe even on D day. I'm also betting that I might have a emotional meltdown when I'm close to my due date. BUT we can do it and we will be stronger from it. Take care and have a wonderful Mother's Day.