Thursday, April 7, 2011

It's Official...Super Fast Changes...

It's Official! My Husband is a Navy Corpsman! He graduated yesterday morning. I'm so proud of him and what he has accomplished so far. He is already in VA at his new duty station and working the process to find us a home and get back here to help me drive over there. It sure has been a learning curve. Right now we have a scheduled date from the Navy for the packers to come on the 19th. The crazy thing is that we were told that this is not a confirmed date from the local movers, and we should receive an email with a confirmed date. Can I say we still have NOT gotten that email!'s driving me crazy. So I am sorta freaking out yet just going with it for the moment. I mean what do I do?

So if everything goes as planned at this point we should be in VA by the end of the month. CRAZY!! Yet EXCITING! We have only seen each other 10 days in the last 7 months, at one point it doesn't seem that long but at another, it seems forever. I find it interesting that the closer it gets to be back together as a family the harder it is to be apart. I'm extremely nervous but embracing it at the same time. I worry that all of us being back under one roof will be difficult. But I have faith it will all work out and be good.

Lots of changes coming up and it's pretty intense. We are seriously flying by the seat of our pants hoping each day that we find out something new as we get closer! :

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Our First Orders, Slightly Discouraged, Freaking Out...

It's been a long time since I've blogged bout what has been going on. Life really has been routine, Work, School, playing single mom, I've just been going about my business until we reached this point. D's projected Graduation Date from Corps School is April 5, he's received his orders for Portsmouth, VA, the Medical Center and the USS Comfort. It's slightly scary cause he kept telling me we didn't want to go there for various reasons and guess where he got assigned. I can see from the research I've done so far, it's not very promising.

There seems to be a lot of crime there, projects, drugs and unsafe neighborhoods. I keep hitting roadblocks online for information. I dont' know where to live, if we try for housing, which is privatized and mostly off base, or what to do. I've heard that base housing is not the way to go too. I've also learned what I suspected would happen, that I will have to travel with my daughter by myself to the base. Meaning I'm going to have to drive 2600 miles alone, and handle the movers etc all by myself. This is pretty discouraging when it's your first move and he is so far away and I have no idea what to do. Our car, the only one we have is not in bad shape, but it's older and while I have faith it will be okay, it's small and well, i try to baby it. We can't afford to buy another one.

So yeah, I'm freaking out. I don't have a move date yet, but he's grab and go when he grads. I don't know how long they give us to get there, I don't know if I'm going to be leaving in 8 weeks or what. My head is spinning. I am positive it will all just work out and fall into place. My biggest concern is living in a decent neighborhood with my child. Everything else will just work out. In the mean while I will be a big stress ball, trying not to freak out and manage everything. All I can do at this point is keep living our daily lives. I've cleaned out lots of goodwill bags, and such from the apt already. And I need to do some shredding and organize some paperwork.

And I just need to BREATHE....A LOT!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

I can't believe it's been so long since I last blogged. I have to say it's been pretty crazy for me the past month. Seems like so much going on, with Thanksgiving, 2 Birthdays, Christmas coming in a few days, work, playing single mom, preparing for D to come home for the holidays. And here we are now, Christmas eve is in 7 mins, we are currently sitting on our couches, in our living room lit by the Christmas tree watching Christmas movies....seems like old times. I'm sooo going to miss it when he leaves. He heads back very early morning on the 28th. Then we have to wait about 14 weeks for him to complete school. It's surreal to think that in as little as 3 months we will be getting ready to move to a whole new place, yet currently we have no idea where that will be.

Our lives have already change dramatically since we became a Military family and all we can see is hope and brightness in front of us. While we know there will be difficult times we are excited to keep moving forward! Right now, I'm going to soak up the short time I have with my hubby and enjoy this beautiful holiday season!

Merry Christmas Everyone! I hope you all have Beautiful Holiday! 

Sunday, November 21, 2010

A Lonely Night....

Well I think My loneliness is starting to set in. I've really been Missing D a lot lately. I plug away at life so well and just keep moving forward, I know that it's all temparory and if I just keep moving forward it will be over before I know it, but I have to say, I'm really starting to feel it. He's been gone exactly 2 months yesterday. Weird how it seems longer than that....yet when you say 2 months, it doesn't seem like it's been that long. I think it's harder right now cause we can actually communicate with each other. Sounds kinda funny. You would think it would be easier but now that we can talk almost everyday it seems to make the situation harder. I actually was feeling like my feelings were hurt today cause he didn't call me tonight. In Basic you know they can't call, it's not their choice but when they have the freedom to do so and they don't, well that sorta makes a touch of insecurity creep in the head. BLAH!!! I don't like that feeling at all. it's definitely a different place for me to be.I am seriously not a needy person, so to feel that make me feel kind of icky...

On the flipside, I booked his flight today for him to come home for Christmas. It's only a 10 day trip, but I am so looking forward to seeing him. Especially during such a wonderful time of the year for us. He arrives on the 18th. Our daughter's bday is the 22nd and he leaves on the 28th. New Years would be our 8 yr anniversary since we started dating again. It will be sad to not bring in the New year together, but since he has to be back by the 2nd, it's better to make sure he gets back on time. Anyway....So in a month he comes home for a few days, this is good and it's something we can look forward too. Cause when he goes back we will not see him again for at least 14 weeks if not more.

So yeah, tonight is a lonely night...blah...maybe tomorrow will be a better one....

Friday, November 12, 2010

Today is the day!!

My husband is graduating right now as I type this! I'm so incredibly proud of him! He is proud of himself as he should be! The happiness and pride in his voice is unbelievable! He has done a wonderful thing and has changed our lives for the better! HOO YA!

I received his photos yesterday, what a great surprise and honor to receive them on Veteran's day! I can't wait to see him again. I wish I could be there during his proud moment, but he knows I am there in spirit. <3

Here's my handsome Husband in his Uniform!

We are so incredibly PROUD of him!! YAY!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I'm So proud!

I can 't believe time has finally come! D graduates Basic from Great Lakes on Friday! I'm so incredibly proud of him! He's done a wonderful job, worked super hard and has made it through! Last week he even got promoted to E2 for doing an excellent job as a Laundry Petty Officer, he's earned a medal for his uniform in Fire Range as well and another that they all get. I can't wait to hear how his run through battle stations went. He finished up with that this morning! He reports to A school next week, and then he can have his phone back! WOO HOO!!!

I soo look forward to that! To be able to communicate with him a bit more will be wonderful! I'm pulling everything I can together to get him a laptop for school. Most of our supportive family is helping kick in and I'm going to sell some stuff at a community Yardsale this weekend in hopes of earning a bit more to go towards it. Life is good and I'm so content. I miss him like crazy but it's all for a good reason that he is gone!

This morning I was sitting at the table Facebooking and drinking my coffee and I just had an emotional breakdown. Not cause I was unhappy or mad or overwhelmed but because I was so content, proud and excited for our future! Our life this time last year was so different. We were struggling so bad, making trips to the food bank to make ends met, downsizing into a smaller apt cause we couldnt' afford our 3 bedroom anymore. Just working so hard to keep our heads above water! this week I sent a check out to the same food bank to give back to them and help others in need. That felt amazing to do such a thing!

Life is AMAZING right now and I am truly blessed with a wonderful Husband, beautiful kids, a job, AMAZING friends and lots of support from those who truly care! : )

Sunday, October 31, 2010

12 more days....

WOW, I haven't been very good at keeping up with this blog. I've been horribly busy, playing single mom, working, just trying to keep up with everything. It's a lot sometimes. Thankfully I'm not a stranger to playing single mom as I was one for half of my son's life. I manage, but I miss my husband horribly. We wait every week for the next letter to come, wondering when we might get to talk to him again. His graduation is set for Nov 12th. So close! So far he is on schedule. As long as the other guys in his division get their crap together there should be no problems. He's slightly frustrated with the younger guys in his div cause they can't seem to pull there heads out and work together as a team or keep their mouths shut. 

He told me that his commanding officers have nicknamed him and it's stuck. They call him Papa Smurf! To funny! He has two leadership roles there and has high probability of graduating as an E2. This is his goal and it looks like he will achieve it. I'm so proud of him. I just wish I could give him a big hug. : )

So other than pluggin away at life, There is not much else to report. I look forward to his graduation so I can communicate with him a bit more. And hopefully he will get to come home for the holidays, this is a huge hope! I'm anxious to move to the next step and discover what is next for us!

Hope everyone has a Happy Halloween!