On the Eve of Change

As I sit and indulge in a vanilla iced donut from my favorite local bakery in my hometown these are the things running through my head:

  1. It better NOT snow tomorrow because let’s be real it’s MARCH!
  2. Is my little girl seriously turning 3 in one week?!??
  3. My husband leaves tomorrow and what the heck are the next three months going to bring

Tonight while I made the requested final meal of chicken quesadillas we discussed the things that needed to happen, in the forefront is booking all the plane tickets we need for the next three months. I haven’t been on a plane in years and now I am going to fly ALONE, umm yeah still not sure I’m ready for that one. 

Later while our family sat in the living room our son kept saying he was going to miss daddy, what do you even say to that? All we could do was remind him daddy would be coming home and in a few short months we will all be together in our new home on a new adventure. Easier said then done. Although I’m optimistic this first week will be okay since we are lucky enough to have my husband come home for our daughters birthday, I know after that as time goes on it will become difficult for them or will it become normal? I say this because the earlier conversation about plane tickets proved just how long the kids will have to wait between daddy’s visits home. Don’t get me wrong I know we are lucky we have this luxury where those who serve our country go months and months without seeing their loved ones so in a sense we are blessed.

My duties now as Mommy are to make sure this doesn’t become normal. Of course we will fall into our new routine of me juggling dance class and soccer practices at the same time but where there is a will there is a way and I will do my best to make sure the kids have the fullest last few months in PA and as much FaceTime with daddy as physically possible. 

Reminder to myself…

 

Here’s to making it to the end🍻

          – Brittany
P.S. Doesn’t it look like we are packing a college student?! (picture at the beginning)