finally ... the circle is closed
Saturday, June 04, 2011
in december ... DH decided (for numerous reasons) retirement from USMC wasn't in the picture (not now anyway). the result is a reassignment to tx. oh my goodness the emotional roller coaster for me was ... well, there just aren't words.
we returned to the united states, moved to socal, purchased a home and were to put down "roots"... the last 23 years have been fabulous, blessed ... but all military careers come to an end sooner than later ...
after much discussion, prayer ... finding out the assignment is for 11 months instead of 2 yrs ... we made the difficult decision ... DH departs solo next month. while we're not looking forward to living apart. we believe it's the best decision for our family right now.
as a military wife, i've experience numerous deployments. but this time will be different, DD is in college ... in one way that makes it easier ... no solo parenting ... in another way, it's harder ... the challenges and demands of children keep you going/busy until your spouse returns.
bottom line, i feel fortunate that DH is not going to Afghanistan and will be just a few states and a plane ride away. i'm envisioning lots of romantic date nights" !! and praying that the time away from my best friend will pass quickly.
last week i had a professional photo shoot... a little something for DH's office in tx. here's one of the pics ...