Monday, April 15, 2013

And the adventure begins...

Well, we put Justin on the plane yesterday morning. He's in Denver for two days, then off to San Antonio until June. Saying goodbye at the airport was absolutely awful. I watched him talk and sing with Ainsley and finally it all hit me, reality sank in, and I cried and cried and cried. Then he held Emma and I cried some more. Thank God my family met us at the airport so I didn't have to be by myself with the girls. Once we left the airport, I was ok, and have been, but tonight we'll be home and that will suck. Big time.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Time For An Adventure

My oh my, how things have changed...

I won't bother trying to totally update since my last post, but I'll give a quick one so we're all on the same page:

We are now living in Fergus Falls. Ainsley Marie is nearly 2 1/2 (!), and we've welcomed sweet Emma Patricia into our family, on February 4, 2013. I work part time as a PCA, and just started back at work this week. I'm so blessed to be able to take Emma with me, while Ainsley hangs out with Grandma and Grandpa. Justin has been working 2 jobs, and is leaving on April 14 for almost 9 months of training with the Colorado Air National Guard. And thus our adventure begins...

I'm so grateful that I have the support and help of my parents while Justin is gone. I know without a doubt that moving to Fergus was the best decision we could have made in this adventure. I miss my friends a lot, and our church, but I knew my family would be what I need. We've found a church we like and I'm hoping to get plugged into, and Ainsley is in ECFE, so we've met lots of moms and "friends".

To say that I'm dreading Justin leaving would be an understatement. It's come so fast and suddenly I'm faced with essentially being a single mom for 9 months. Terrified is probably a more accurate word. Not only am I going to be raising a baby and toddler alone for 9 months, my best friend and partner isn't around. I'm pretty much throwing all of my energy into the girls, so I don't wallow and become a hermit. My coping mechanism when I'm sad is usually to hide out, watch tv, and eat. Thank God I have busy children to keep me equally busy, or I would be a wreck!

So that's our new adventure. We're soaking up every minute we have together as a family before next Sunday. And then we go from there and count down the days to June 13 when we get to see Justin again!