I've spent the last few months stressed out knowing Daniel's first deployment was looming around the corner.
We've known about it for almost two years, and it was driving me crazy. I spent every day thinking only a few more months of this sunshine and bonding before he is gone for a year. It was pretty depressing since we have never been through a deployment together before.
As a family we decided that we would store everything and move in with family during the deployment, but I was having a hard time with it because I love Hawaii. As much as I love our family, and am incredibly grateful they invited us into their home, I dreamed about living in Hawaii since high school. I have friends I love, am in school and was just settled.
When I finally accepted that we'd be moving, I found a great deal on a POD and tried to reserve it for $50 off the normal price.
The very next day, there was legitimate talk about the deployment being postponed.
I left my computer (the source of all my news) and started folding plastic bags into triangles.
Or footballs if you prefer, since it is same way you'd make a paper football.
I didn't know what to do with myself. So I did what any Army wife would do: wait to talk to my husband. Luckily it wasn't a long wait, less than 24 hours.
Even though I knew, I didn't want to make any kind of public announcement on our blog until the official notice, and even then I waited two weeks to make sure.
It has been cancelled and I couldn't be happier!
|picture by b of la brisa photography|
Can I just say I'm thrilled to be spending the next year and a half in Hawaii with my little family?
All we need to do is work on shipping our cat out here and everything will be just perfect!