Soon!!! I can’t wait to be in my Beloved’s arms again! Finally knowing that there is light at the end of this tunnel is incredibly thrilling!
This deployment has been rough, but I started thinking back over all the different memories from this summer…
I had to climb up on the roof when critters were getting into our attic ~
Spent nearly every day at the pool for swimming lessons ~
My friend Joanne, (otherwise known as Tribalwoman), asked me to color her hair. Yikes!
But none of her hair fell out, and she’s still speaking to me – so I’d call it a win!
I became healthier and stronger ~
Learned natural ways to take better care of my face ~
Spent quality girl time with my sister (relaxing by her pool) ~
Managed to lose my hearing when a firecracker blew up in my face ~
But we still stayed out late celebrating Independence Day ~
I changed up my hairdo to a sassy asymmetrical cut… I hope my Beloved likes it!
FaceTimed with Daddy Joe whenever his schedule (and internet access) allowed ~
Played at the park ~
Gave our master bathroom a facelift ~
Saw a lifelong dream come true and visited the Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House in Independence, Kansas!
Spent a lot of time at the zoo ~
Shared from my heart, and answered some hard questions about the Other Woman ~
Made patio cushions with my favorite New Zealand Tribalwoman ~
Took a road trip with the boys and my dad to visit Woolaroc Museum in Bartlesville, Oklahoma ~
Visited our old house – my little house of memories…
Went to the State Fair ~
Studied ancient Egyptians ~
Visited an awesome pumpkin patch ~
Learned that the writer inside flows out of me, whether I know it or not…
And I spent so much time playing, laughing, learning, and loving my crazy guys!
You should have heard the commotion and shouts of joy when I told them this morning that Daddy Joe really is coming home soon!!!
I am so grateful for these wiggly, giggly, sweet, silly, thoughtful, generous, ornery, musical, loving balls of energy! I have seen us grow as a family and individually over the last few months. Even though this deployment was long and difficult at times – it’s comforting to know that we embraced this time and made special memories together!
I just might be a little scarce for a few days – but I think you’ll understand! Now to nervously clean our house from top to bottom to pass the time! If I finish with my house, maybe I can come clean yours! 🙂
Thank you for coming alongside me on this journey! I can’t tell you how much YOU have helped me during this deployment!
Nearing the finish line – I think I can, I think I can, I think I can!
*hugs all around*
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