It’s Been Three Months and One Day

Three months and one day ago, my boys and I watched as McDaddy boarded a plane to fulfill a 6-month deploymentresponsibility with the WV Air National Guard. It was 8 am on a cold, windy January morning.

That was, without a doubt, one of the hardest days of my life.

Since that day

  • I have cried
  • Stevie has cried
  • My computer has gone bonkers more times than I can count
  • I had a dental disaster
  • I celebrated Valentine’s Day alone
  • I’ve killed several bugs in the house
  • The Wii stopped working
  • I have known 12 people who have passed away
  • Alex is pretty much 100% potty trained
  • McDaddy has balanced the checkbook through pictures I sent of our check register
  • Our van has been hit
  • Our van has been scratched
  • Our grass has been cut four times
  • The air conditioner crashed
  • I have cried
  • Our boys have eaten 182 M&Ms collectively
  • We celebrated Easter
  • I have put Suddenlink on Speed Dial
  • The boys have suffered from sinus infections, ear infections and bronchitis
  • I won a peek in a blog give away
  • I won a toothbrush in a blog giveaway
  • I bought a Wii and hooked it up all by myself
  • I have counted every. single. day.
  • I have listened to Alex tell complete stranger where “my daddy is”
  • I have cried
  • I have prayed
  • I have complained
  • I have whined

But today

  • I have packed our stuff
  • Secured country clearances and passports
  • Loaded the van
  • Programmed the GPS
  • Been excited
  • and am heading to Washington, DC en route to McDaddy’s deployment locale.

There are no words to describe my excitement.

Stay Tuned!


  1. says

    WOOHOO! Ya’ll must be super excited! I can’t believe it’s been 3 months already! I don’t know if you do awards or not, but I left one on my blog for you if you do.
    Have a safe trip and most of all HAVE FUN!

  2. says

    One more thing…You have made it to the halfway point! WHOO HOO! And what better way to celebrate the halfway point than to SEE MCDADDY?!?! πŸ™‚ I’m praying for safe travel and a most happy reunion!

  3. says

    This is wonderful news!!!


    Happy trails, safe travels and praying the remainder of your time apart will speed by. My hubby leaves for 6 months very soon. Hope I have a less eventful list than what you’ve got in your post! πŸ™‚ LOL!

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