Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Today is the last day of February. I never thought I would be so glad to see months go by. Each month that goes by makes me even more excited than the last. We are down to 2 months until R&R! I've been visiting some websites dedicated to military wives, and they are pretty helpful in helping me deal with this whole thing. I think that it's wonderful that we live in a time that we are able to connect with people without being face to face. For wives who move away from the military base and towns when their spouses are gone, this is a great thing to have. I live in a town that is 2 hours from the nearest base, so there are not many families here that have gone through what we go through. Those that have are not involved in groups and FRG's and such, so it's not like we get together and have chats and relate to one another while our loved one's are gone. So, to be able to get online and see that we are not alone, to me, feels like a little of the burden has been lifted. I think that God guides us in life, and that if you ask him he will show you a way to find what you need. He definitely has done that for me. Not that it is, by any means, an easy task to live day to day without the one I love, but at least I don't have the feelings of being alone like I used to have all the time.

Monday, February 27, 2006

So, the other night Eric didn't call me when he usually does. I just kind of blew it off, thinking he had to go out on a mission or the phone lines were down (not an uncommon thing). So, after a couple of hours it hits me. Our last conversation... "When we get off here, can you add some more minutes to my phone card?" "Well of course I will!" Well that totally slipped my mind. I fell back asleep after we hung up and forgot about it all day long. So, I put minutes on his card and got into bed. I prayed that the reason he hadn't called wasn't because of my stupidity. The next morning the phone rings, and I hear, "I'm so sorry that I didn't call last night. I tried and it said I had 2 minutes on my card!" OOPS. Oh well, at least he's a forgiving person.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

This is my first time blogging. My husband, Eric, is in the Army, and is currently serving overseas. I am just trying to pass the time until he comes home. He's been gone for almost 4 months, and we still have 8 more to go. While he's gone I moved back home to be near family and friends. I didn't think that I could bear living 7 hours away from anyone that I know the whole time he was gone. Sometimes I wonder exactly what I was thinking moving back home...

So, now here I am living with my parents and little sister again, after being out of the house for 5 years. What fun! Oh well, I guess the alternative isn't that grand either. I could be up in Kansas with no friends or family. I just wish that people around here understood what it's like living without the one you love for so long. My dad actually has the nerve to tell me that he misses my mom when she's been gone for 2 hours. I couldn't believe that I heard that come out of his mouth. Hello, use a little common sense here please! Oh well... at least my Eric gets to come home in a couple months for R&R. I guess I can last that long.