Tuesday, October 26, 2010

One Month Down

Okay, so we are a little more than one month into this deployment. Unfortunately, it still doesn't really feel like it has even started, because Steve is still state-side. I hate to wish for him to "hurry up and leave already", but I don't think I will feel like we are making progress (in getting this over with) until he gets to where he is going. Sounds weird, but somewhere in there, it makes sense to me. I know in a few weeks, when he is actually in Iraq, I'm going to be kicking myself, because we won't be able to call each other and text all the time like we do now.

The boys are doing really well. They really amaze me and I am constantly proud of them. They kind of go in cycles where one of them struggles and the other is doing better. Right now Griff seems to be having trouble, but I think a lot of that also has to do with all the transition he's going through, starting preschool. Today was the first day where he didn't sob uncontrollably when I dropped him off, so we are making progress!

I'm still plugging away, and I feel like I have settled into my new "normal". I miss Steve so much. I knew that I would, but I really had no idea I'd miss him this much. What can I say, I like the guy. A lot.


  1. Hi there! I stumbled across your blog via another military spouse's blogsite - I love it! What a lovely family & story you have. I don't yet have a blog but am considering maybe starting one. I actually "met" my boyfriend while he was deployed to Iraq this past year - I'd joined a military support site that sent letters and care packages to deployed servicemembers, & I was assigned Mark as my adopted soldier. Things gradually went from penpals to friendship to romance. He's home now & things are continuing to go well for us. Good luck to you all during your latest deployment - sounds like both yourself & hubby have all your ducks in a row so far. Thinking of you! (Oh, I live across in your homeland too - I'm in MA!)

  2. Hi Nicola, I'm so glad you left a comment! I had a dear friend, years ago, named Nicola...we lost touch and I have tried many, many times to track her down! Anyway, I am originally from Maine, so I know Massachusetts well! You should definitely start a blog...let me know if you do because I'd love to read more about your story...it sounds great!

  3. Hi again Heather! Thanks for the kind words - I will definitely keep you posted if I start a blog, I promise!

  4. OK, I finally got organized & have started a blog of sorts….I'm in your followers list on the right. "The Recovering Brit"!


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