Tuesday, May 18, 2010


My husband will be leaving soon.  No one will tell us when, but we know it's soon.  So, here's how we've prepared:

-Taken 3 days off from teaching,  thinking my husband might leave soon.  Nope.
-Spent the weekend visiting family, including our new cute little niece!  And then said goodbye.
-Searched everywhere for biker shorts for my husband to wear under those very short PT shorts.  I mean really...it's not the 70's or even the 80's, can't they have longer shorts?
-Got a POA and made a will, honestly 2 things I never thought we'd need at 26.
-Searched for a hanging bathroom bag.  One that wasn't pink.  Or teal.  Or any other remotely feminine color.  I offered to let him borrow mine, but he wasn't going for the hot pink with zebra ribbon.
-Began packing.  Although, most everything is covering our guest bedroom.
-Ordered Faith Deployed for me.  I can't wait to start reading it!
-Asked each other a million times, "What's wrong?" because neither of us knew what to say.
-Eaten lots of places and foods that Anthony wanted.  One of thsoe places was Hooters, and I love that he didn't want to eat there or to even go pick up the food.  I got to do all that.  I guess he really does eat there for the food!
-Shed some tears.  Those were all mine.  Unless he hid his from me, the way I hid mine from him.
-Downloaded, signed up for, and played with Skype! 


d.a.r. said...

Yuck, all of the preparations are horrible :( I am so sorry.

Just a word of advice...make sure you have all of the special powers of attorney that you need. One for getting a new ID card, one for housing, etc. It is a pain in the butt to have him hunt down JAG over there and fax/email it back to you!!

Jessica Lynn said...

I really think it's the anticipation of them leaving that's the worst. I also got the Faith Deployed book, and I really like it so far - it's a lot smaller than I thought it'd be.

How long will he be gone? :(

SarahEileen said...

This whole thing will be over before you know it! The anticipation really is the worst part - anticipation of him leaving AND coming home.

Isn't skype fun? My husband finally downloaded it yesterday so we could talk while he's in AZ at a school. Hopefully we'll be able to use it during BigD#2.

I'll be thinking about you! :)

mrs.leah.maria said...

I'm so sorry. The waiting must be unbearable. It sounds like you've tried to enjoy this time as much as possible and I think my husband and I would be the same with the "what's wrongs?"

I'll be praying for you.

Nuge and CJ said...

This made me cry. But lately, it doesn't take much to make me cry. I'm sorry you are having to go through this. I'll be here all summer and my sister is moving to Lubbock, so I can come and stop by on my way there. Plus, you always have a bed here!

Kait said...

Keep hanging in there! I promise it gets easier :) Good for you for getting skype set up BEFORE he left! You will be so thankful for that!

And the POA and will are a slap in the face to anyone! We had to do ours when we were 20.

L.C. said...

LOVE faith deployed!!!!