Sunday, January 2, 2011

Half my heart...

I will start with letting you all know that I was able to cross off one item on my list already (fist pump...yesssss)!! We had a wonderful New Year's Eve with Julie (Hazel) and Peter. We went to Old Sac, watched some fireworks, and ate some decent Cajun food. We have all been to New Orleans and know what the real thing is so we were disappointed a tad bit and the service was indeed slow (reviews did not lie). I will have to say that the highlight of the night was when we returned home to watch the "dog video". Before we left Peter thought it would be interesting to see what the dogs did when no humans were around soooooo we taped them!! Yes, we actually recorded their every move. Now seriously, you would be lying if you said that you have never wanted to tape your furry friends. We were anticipating all sorts of cool things and exciting adventures they might have had while we were gone. He was able to record over two hours of footage!! Guess what we saw..........NOTHING COOL :-/ Needless to say, we were slightly disappointed. However, this was the first time Jasper stayed at home alone without going into his kennel and he did great. We have deemed Sully a great dog sitter!! I will loan him out for a small fee.

On a more serious note, I just dropped Dave off at the base so he could begin another adventure. This is our second deployment and just one of many times I have had to say bye to him as he left to go to work. These are some of my hardest moments and I do my best to be OK because I know it makes him sad to see me cry. I also have to realize that where he is going is far worse than what I have to endure while he is gone. Sully doesn't get it but he will realize soon that his daddy will not sleep in the big bed (which actually means that he gets to take his place). I haven't let Sully in on the secret yet but in due time he will be snuggling with me. I will actually have to change the comforter to allow this to happen because we just got a new bed set and I am not about to let it get Sull-i-fied!!

For those of you who know me, you know that I am fairly independent and enjoy working/teaching and keeping busy. I am not one of those military wives who depressingly counts the days down until she can be reunited to her one and only true love. I am a wife who continues to live her life, supports her husbands choices, and knows how hard he has worked to get to this place in his life. I also desperately try to understand his need to fulfill something in his heart to serve his country. I understand what it feels like to have found your passion and I understand that to be truly happy in life you must follow this passion. Mine is teaching, his is serving his country.

I am so very proud to be married to someone who has such drive and so proud to be the wife waiting at home patiently for his safe return. I am supportive of his journey but I am scared shitless. I know a lot of you are with me on this so let us all pray for him and his team and ask God to keep them safe and protected at all times, to give them steady hands, please ask that our countries leaders are supportive and informed and that they are returned quickly to their families. Thankfully, he will be state-side for another month and will hopefully get to see pictures and maybe some video of his new niece, as soon as she blesses us with her presence. But I am serious when I ask for prayers and if you do not pray to God but have other means of communication please express our concerns. Please tell your church families and friends to do the same. His job is not a walk in the park and we are very concerned for his safety this time around. I will keep you all posted to the best of my ability! Thank you always for your love and support!

6 comments:

MelanieHansen said...

Miss you so much already, this brought many tears to my eyes and makes me wish we were going to be here longer. You and Dave will be in my prayers daily. Good luck with the rest of the school year. You are a wonderful teacher and elementary is not soooo bad!!!

Nhem Family Blog said...
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Nhem Family Blog said...

Amen sister. That was vert eloquent. We are with you and here to support you. You and David both are in our prayers. Love you darlin!

Anonymous said...

Courtney,
I am so proud of you and Dave! I love reading your blog again. It helps me keep up with your active life. I pray every day for Dave's safety and you to stay strong while he is away. It's a great thing he is doing for our country and just as great that you are a supportive wife and teacher. I am so happy that you both have found what you enjoy doing here in this life. Many people don't ever have that good fortune. Keep the faith my eldest daughter! Feel free to call any time you want to, even if you really just want to talk to Austyn! ;-) Hang in there on the bike too. I have one that only has garage dust as a rider. Ha! Take care and I love very much!!
Love,
Daddy

The McKays said...

i'm seriously impressed with your renewed blogging zeal! and i really loved this post. your honesty. your candor. and your support of your husband. you guys are a good match, in that you can be independent and focus on your passions while he is gone and not just pine away. i cannot imagine what it'd be like to be separated from your love, nonetheless. will keep you both in my prayers.

Court, Dave, and Sully said...

Thank you all for your support and love :-)