Goodbyes are really hard. Yesterday the girls and I had to say goodbye to Chris for a MONTH. As an Army wife separation isn’t new to me but this will be the first extended period of time apart since we’ve had children.
Yesterday was my pity party. You see, Chris is going to be be missing a lot of important things in June. First, our 5 year anniversary is this Thursday. Funny because he missed our first anniversary because he was deployed to Afghanistan. I told him that he and the Army were in on it together to ensure that he misses our milestone anniversaries 😉 Second, he is missing my birthday. We are about 50/50 on birthdays at this point. Probably the point that I am MOST upset about is that he is missing my 1-week summer break. With a break-neck schedule at school I LIVE for my time off. Knowing he is missing that precious free-time makes my heart sad. Oh, and I have finals in 2 weeks. No big deal.
I’ve always told myself that when it came to distance I would allow myself one day to wallow in self pity and that was it. Then it was time to suck it up, put my big girl panties on, and march on. Today I am marching on.
I am very fortunate that my mom is able to be here until finals start. I don’t know what I would do if she wasn’t. We are going to miss Chris a lot but I am extremely thankful that he is only in Kentucky attending Army “grad school” and not overseas in a war zone. Perspective, right? A quote that got me through his deployment was, “Distance between two hearts is not an obstacle to overcome, instead it is a beautiful reminder at how strong true love can be”. Truer words have never been spoken.
Happy Monday friends! Hope you had a great weekend and are ready for a new week ahead 🙂