This is a digital stamp I coloured from my favorite things. This was a very easy card to make and lots of fun
In 1 week, I should finally be able to see my husband. I haven’t seen him in 10 weeks. He’s been isolated throughout that time – I’ve spoken with him twice for a total of 30min. Once when he first got there and another call about half way through when they got a break.
After our visit next week, it’ll be another 8 weeks before he can come home for a short period… then he’s off again.
But I’ll worry about that later. For now, I’ll enjoy making him his cards, sending his packages, and holding the fort.
I’ve missed him a lot – we’ve missed him a lot. It has been too quiet and a bit lonely, but we manage. Keeping busy with managing our family/home, crafting, and reading helps a lot. I can’t lie, I fell into a little bit of a rut and hibernated. I let the diet go, let the training go, and just kinda let everything go. Part of it is due to this rough winter, part of it is to conserve resources, and part of it is not finding more productive ways to deal with the sadness. Truthfully, I have no one to blame but myself – but I’m better at catching it now and adjusting. It does me and my family no good by checking out and letting things fall through the cracks.
How do I continue to manage it? Why do I do it?
It’s because WE have goals. Like our mountaineering and wilderness expeditions, we do it because we can … because the challenge and the meeting the goal is bigger than the suckfest … it’s because I take the commitment I made to him on our wedding day as seriously as I take the duty that comes along with his.
So yeah, we have up days and we have down days. We put our big boy pants on, bear down, and defiantly ask for more.
Because those goals are all that matters … everything else is a distraction.