Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Getting closer

I just realized yesterday that Aaron's block leave starts in a few days. After leave it won't be long at all until he leaves for Iraq again. I am really trying not to think about it. I want to enjoy his leave time with him and the kids. Nevertheless, I have found myself starting to do the same little things I have done the other times he deployed or went to Korea. Things like watching him sleep and trying to memorize the details of his face and hands. Trying to memorize the silly things like the callus under his wedding ring, and the exact feel of his face with stubble on it. I am doing a good job of convincing myself this really wont be so bad. It is only a year. As opposed to the 17 months he was away with school and Korea combined, or the 15 month deployments that some soldiers are still on. His job is one of the safer ones to have. He can get internet and talk on the phone, so we will be in touch often. I really feel like I can't complain too much. But I will miss him anyway. I am trying to make goals to accomplish this year and sign the kids up for different things to keep us extra busy. We will be going to CA for my sister's wedding this summer too. So maybe time will just fly by.