Monday, May 24, 2010

98 days to go

In just under 100 days, I will become an Army wife.  A title I will hold proudly for the rest of my life.  It sounds like a long time from now, but it’s just about 14 weeks away.  Hubby will do some training for a few months and when he’s done, we’ll find out where we will be stationed.  Since he’s prior service, he doesn’t have to go to basic training, but he does have to go to AIT where he will be trained to do his new job.

It’s funny.  We already know that this time next year we will be living somewhere else, but we have no idea where.  It could be anywhere there is an Army post.  For a control freak like myself, it’s a little stressful to be planning to move, but not being able to research the area ahead of time.

All of a sudden, I feel like there is so much to do.  We’ve been recording Hubby reading books to Bug so that she can watch them at bedtime, or anytime she misses him.  Suddenly, there is an urgency behind it and I want to make sure we get many, many more done.  Then there is the legal stuff.  We already have a will, but I will need Power of Attorney and other emergency information on hand.  At the time, he’s only scheduled to go to training, but I am very well aware that he could be deployed at any time after the training is done.  On that note, I want to get as much done now as I can so that we are better prepared later.  Especially things that are between Hubby and Bug.   IF, just IF, he were to get deployed soon after training, what things would I wish I had done for him or for Bug before he left?  More pictures of them together? More Daddy-Daughter date nights?  We’ll be doing all that and more.

We are excited! God has called us to this path, and we are anxious to follow it. It’s a new adventure, a new life, and another leap of faith.


“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your path straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)


Ginger said...

Oh, if he's reading books, make sure he reads some Beatrix Potter. Oh and go get One Potato, Two Potato from the library and her her used to that. Then have him record it. Trust me. We love that book. Or, how about Little Babaji, The Gingerbread Man or any other Paul Galdone books, or Ox-Cart Man. My dad made a CD of him reading The Complete Adventures of Peter Rabbit. The kids absolutely LOVE it! So, now I've requested One Potato, Two Potato. I hope to have him give them an audio book of his each birthday. How awesome to have one day when he's gone.
Pictures are a great idea too, esp ones where they went somewhere fun together. If it were me, I'd keep them hidden until he left, then I'd bring them out one at a time and talk about the fun memory they had together that day.

Stacy said...

Thanks! We have the Adventures of Peter Rabbit and several Beatrix Potter books. I'll have to check out the potato book. What a great idea to put them on CD for later. Right now I'm videoing him reading to her so she can watch it and SEE him, but it would be great to convert them to just audio too! They are about to have several Daddy-Daughter Adventure Days (another post soon) this summer, so I'll make him take pics and make her pages for an album with them. I like your idea of spreading them out.