Hey there! I promise that I haven’t forgotten that I have a blog! I know that I’m late, but I wanted to give you a little update on what we’ve been up to – and share my goals for this next week. I do so much better with y’all as accountability partners. 😉
Unfortunately, I don’t have many pictures to share. These last couple of weeks have been a whirlwind of stomach flu, family getaway, beginning of summer, and preparing for deployment. I’m actually on my way to see my Beloved off as I write to you. I will kiss him goodbye very early tomorrow morning, drive four hours to attend a family funeral, and then make the drive back home. If you happen to think of it, would you please send thoughts and prayers our way? We have had so many other things pop up this week. Saying goodbye is so hard…
We have had such a wonderful time together, these last few days together. Joe and I surprised the boys with a trip to Kansas City over Memorial weekend. We took them on their first roller coasters at Worlds of Fun, made some dreams come true at Legoland, visited Union Station, and celebrated our youngest son’s birthday a little early so Joe could be there, too. I tried so hard to lean into the joy of having him with us instead of focusing on the pain of him leaving, and I think that is helping to get this time apart off to a good and healthy start.
We spent this past weekend tackling last-minute projects around the house and spending time together. Among other things, Joe installed a “climbing wall” in Aiden’s room. It has already been a huge hit, and I can’t wait to tackle the rest of his room during deployment projects!
It was so hard to watch him say goodbye to the boys on Sunday – but as soon as he left, they wanted to go buy cookie ingredients for the weekly care packages that we send while he’s away. It was so sweet to watch them pick out oatmeal, raisins, and gingerbread for his first few batches! I couldn’t help but smile through the few tears that managed to escape!
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! I’m going to try really hard to take better care of myself while my Beloved is deployed, but I could use your help. 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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