It has been a LONG and crazy few months! Now that Ryan is home, I figured I’d catch everyone up on what’s been up with our family. Ryan left a few months ago on his 2nd deployment and 1st with this unit. As always, I try to keep myself busy and do the traveling that we don’t have time to do together with his crazy schedule. Staying as busy as possible (with a little down time is the key to getting through any separation.
In May, I took our puppy child (Yawkey) back to Ft. Bragg/Fayetteville since I had to spend some office time for the company I consult for. We got to spend some quality time with my parents and Yawkey loved his first road trip! Sadly I wasn’t able to meet up with some of our family there and that is always difficult. The next weekend we (Yawkey and I, again) drove out to Ft. Benning to see Ryan’s and my little brother graduate from High School. It was so good to visit with the family that we hadn’t been able to see since Thanksgiving! It was so hard being there without Ryan and I know he misses his family bunches, but I am so thankful that I have such a good relationship with mother-in-law and her (now my) family. I am blessed in so many ways.
Ryan had some exciting moments of his own, but the most worrisome for me was his that he got pretty close to when he came home. I was beyond thankful that he was not hurt any worse, but I absolutely hate not being with him to spoil and take care of him when he’s hurting. It placed things into perspective for me though as I thought of all of the soldiers who had been through way worse and how terrifying that would be for their families. I know his injury was minor and i’m so thankful for everyone who has paid tremendous sacrifices for our freedom.
He is now home safely and we’re excited about what’s in store for us in the next few months. There is never a dull moment with us and I love my life with our little family!
Deployment #2: DONE!!!!