These are some things that I am feeling right now about our move but more importantly these are some things that my fellow Baron Spouses are feeling.
As our Barons deploy please keep them in your prayers and their spouses as well. For us we are moving on to a new job, new place, new school, and a whole new life again but here they are moving to a new temporary life. Its a HARD walk that many families have ahead of them and our prayers go out.
My prayer is...
for marriage to be strengthened in the distance.
for kids to adjust quickly.
for those who will be feeling lonely to be comforted.
for the safety of our guys and their families.
for their missions both abroad and on the homefront.
You may notice that we will be MIA (missing in action) for the next few weeks. Sorry but we have 21 days till we roll out and 11 days until our movers come! Its getting really close and we are really excited :D and maybe a bit stressed too!
But here is a little update...
First, Joe had his Fini (last) Flight on Friday. That was very exciting! We got to go and watch his plane land from the flightline. Then we were able to "soak" him down with FREEZING cold water and Sparkling Cider. Pictures will be posted as soon as I get them back. And here is a special THANK YOU for our photographer Liz, who came with us to capture this special moment.
Second, we awaiting word on a house that we are buying in Florida. Please join us in prayer that this transaction will be completed quickly as we do not want to live in temporary housing for too long.
Third, we seem to finally have everyone well in our house. Please join us in prayer that everyone stays well as the next few weeks are going to be a little on the crazy side.
Fourth, we have a couple of farewells this week and next week. Tomorrow night will be my last social with the WONDERFUL ladies of the 23d Bomb Squadron, by far the best bomb squadron in the Air Force!!! I am looking forward to this, I know its going to be a good time!
Well today is wrapping up day 12 that we have been dealing with sick kids. And HELPLESS is just how I feel!
I can't do anything to take this away from Josiah nor is anything I am doing seeming to help. Yesterday after spending most of the day at the Dr with him while he received 600mL of fluids and was pumped with sugar, we thought it was behind us. Until around lunchtime today...when it all started again.
So please join us in praying that he will begin to take fluids and keep them down. I really don't want to go back tomorrow or Friday with him for more fluids.
Something that I really struggle with when it comes time to PCS is being done when its not quite time. By this I mean mentally checking out and finding myself not caring anymore.
Sadly I started on this path last week and its been a downhill spiral ever since! It is difficult for me to care anymore and that is not who I want to be. I don't like the process of PCSing and in the coming weeks I can't avoid it. I do not enjoy preparing for the movers. I do not enjoy trying to foresee what we will need in the next few weeks/months we are stuck in temporary housing. I do not enjoy saying goodbye to friends.
But this is my end of the commitment that Joe and I made together almost 7 years ago.I committed to follow and accept the orders we were given by the United States Air Force. I will make each place, whether its an apartment, a six-plex, a duplex, a house or even a hotel room (and yes we lived in a hotel room for 4 months!) our home for the time that we are there. I may not like every assignment or location but as a family we will learn to live there and survive. Because sometime just surviving is all you can do!
So for now I am resigning to return to Minot and complete our commitment here. And I will try my hardest to enjoy it too.
I am a lover of Christ...a SAHM of 2 fabulous kiddos...and a devoted military wife. I have survived a couple of North Dakota winters. And now I am rejoicing to be back in the South! Thank you Lord for Southern Hospitality! I have created this blog for friends and family to enjoy our adventures from many miles away. The ride is rocky at times but we have faith!