We are preparing for the goodbye that we are about to face in a few short weeks. I have spent the weekend getting our to do list together. So when he leaves my life will be somewhat easy. I am working on getting the kids all set with a few days a week in summer camps. Just to have a break to breath some and miss my husband in peace.
I have talked with a few military spouse and they say the first few weeks are the hardest. You are left wondering how he is doing after you get the phone call to say hey I arrived safe. We have gotten him everything he needs to leave. Now it is just time to enjoy each otherand the family as much as possible. We have a lot to do before he leaves. I am encouraging him to read some stories on the video camera. That way when the kids are missing daddy we can pop in a DVD for them to see Daddy.
Paul will be going in as an e-2 which means more pay for us. I am excited for that. I can’t be more proud of him. I am working on my letter to him so I can put it in his bag the day he leaves. I know he know how much we love him. It is just something I do when he goes away even for a night. We are excited he gets a full week with the boys before he leaves. School ends Friday for Blake and Tuesday for Nate.
We have a ton of stuff planned for while he is gone. I will have family and friends cycling through. SO that will be a big help as well. Along with the girls I watch. They have 2 weeks on and 2 weeks off. It will be a good balance. Not to mention we have our freak of a dog who loves the attention. I think we will slip into a routine that will work for us. I know I get to go see him sometime in august. Then we will take the boys with us in November for graduation.
Once he is gone I will be asking for ideas for Graduation for him. I have a few but I am not sure. Always thinking lol. So that is why we have been scarese. I am trying to get in as much time as a family as possible. I know BCT and AIT aren’t forever but I am sure it will feel that way.
I hope you are all having a great weekend!