Today was a busy. I wanted to get a Christmas tree, but I couldn’t find a place that had them unwrapped on the log. I ran errands with the littlest and we all worked together to clean out the garage.
Let’s just say that cleaning out the garage with seven kids isn’t my favorite thing to do on a Saturday, but it needed to be done, so we all worked together to do it.
In the end it wasn’t that bad and the garage is almost finished. I can see a car parked in there in my future!
We tried to talk via Skype today but the connection is spotty at best. I think that is one of the hardest things about the deployment. When he was in Iraq years ago we talked almost every day for a few minutes. He always had a way to contact us, but he didn’t have much time to talk.
This time around he has time off every day and access to internet but the connect is so bad we can’t talk. Yesterday I had some important stuff I wanted to talk about (which doesn’t happen very often) and we couldn’t get a connection.
I realize that many deployed service members don’t even have the opportunity to call, so I’m fortunate. The kids talk to him several times a week via video chat and I realize that is something many other families don’t have.
I worked on the stairs, we moved furniture (again), and we watched a basketball game. It was a good day.
My husband has been deployed to the Middle East for 274 days. These are my real thoughts expressing my heart during his absence. I appreciate your prayers and kind words as we cope, adapt, and carry on without him until August 2014. To read from the beginning, click here.