Tuesday, March 1, 2011

3 Weeks

Our time with Matt is quickly slipping away. Three weeks from now he will be in his "new home" of San Antonio! We have 2 more weeks here before he has to report for drill in Memphis. We will be able to spend a few more days together between drill and him actually leaving. He will board a plane on Tuesday morning the 22nd. I won't be able to take him to the airport unfortunately as I have to get home to return to work and the kids. That is probably for the best though...not sure I would be able to make the 6 hr drive while crying. It is really hitting home now for me as well as the kids. We are trying to cram as many fun things in as possible over the next few weeks. We also have some loose ends to tie up....last minute things to get for Matt before he leaves as well as having a will draw up (should have been done years ago but we just never made it a priority and now we are having to). We are also trying to get a few things done around the house. The garage definitely needed some work before Matt left. LOL

I have been busy getting things done for our trip to TX for Matt's graduation in May. Both the girls were in need of new luggage (Taylor's duffel was falling apart b/c she uses it so much and it was time to move Madison to a bigger suitcase). They loved getting new luggage....very girly luggage I might add.

I also got our plane tickets booked....let me tell you that hurt my bank account but will be so worth it. We also got our rooms booked...we are staying on the Riverwalk which we have heard is so neat.

I knew this time was coming but it definitely isn't as easy as I thought it was going to be (not that I thought it was going to be that easy but I thought I would be able to handle it better than I am right now). I act like a pregnant person (no offense to my pregnant friends but you know what I mean w/ emotional roller coaster). I am going to miss Matt so much...we haven't been apart from each other for more than a week in 14 yrs. I know this will only be a small piece as his next time period for being gone is 4 months and I am not sure that we will be seeing him during that time.


Cindy said...

I'm sure everything is really hitting home now! We're praying for an easy transition for all of you. Love you guys!

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

Praying your last 3 weeks together is wonderful and your time apart goes quickly!

Cindy said...

What a bitter sweet blessing. I remember when you guys were concerned this might not happen at all, and here it is almost time to leave. You are blessed to have your family around to help out while Matt is away, but I know that will not fill the void you'll feel being apart.
We'll be praying for Matt and you guys while you are apart!
You are going to have a blast in San Antonio on the Riverwalk. It's a fun place to visit!