We’re gearing up for my Beloved’s upcoming deployment. We only have another couple of weeks before he leaves, and the picture that I snapped of Quinn hanging onto Joe’s leg pretty much sums up how we are feeling right now! We are enjoying this time with him, but we don’t want to let go!
We were busy this weekend getting things ready around the house before he deploys.
He installed a new light switch in our piano room to match the black wall…and hung the antique telephone that you see behind him!
He will be away for his birthday and Father’s Day, so we bought his gift early – a new Nest thermostat! He’s been drooling over these since they first appeared on the home improvement scene! We can now change the temp in our house from our phones! I’m excited to see if the new Nest system ends up saying us money on our electrical bills. I’ll keep you posted!
The bit of wall behind our old thermostat looked like it had been installed with a shotgun!
He started patching the wall, and even though it’s not finished yet, it’s looking so much better already!
He also gave me a head start on one of my deployment projects – he started ripping the wallpaper out of our master bathroom! Thank you, Honey!
We grilled burgers, played football in the yard, went to church, played the piano, and soaked up this beautiful weekend together.
In the past, I’ve pushed him away, mistakenly thinking that distance would help his leaving not to hurt so much. But when I pulled away, it only hurt us more. This time, I’m trying to remember to not be afraid of these feelings – and to really embrace life with him here before he leaves, and life with the boys while he’s gone. I’m hoping that I’ll feel healthier during this time, and be the wife and mom that I need to be for those that I love.
Y’all won’t mind too much if I share my deployment projects with you – will you? Fair warning, I have loads of painting, sewing, bargain hunting, and writing planned for this summer!
I love our little community here – and I am so grateful for each and every one of you. Thank you so much for taking a few minutes out of your day to visit my little corner of the world. I can’t tell you how much your support and encouragement means to me!
How are you taking a little time for yourself? I would love to keep in touch this week as we work together to take better care of ourselves! You can find me on Facebook and Instagram, and don’t forget to check out our Pinterest group board ~ Taking Care of Ourselves!
Let’s do this, my friends! We can take just a little time to care for ourselves, and we’ll be stronger wives, moms, and friends because of it! You’re not alone… We can do this together!
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