Monday, May 17, 2010



well, breathe....he is HOME.



and what a sweet reunion it was. low-key. no pomp-&-circumstance. no screaming babies or oodling wives. just us. the airport. and a few other spouses. perfect. {not that i don't love babies or other wives, mind you...}


he is tired, but adjusting quite well to the crazy change in time-zone. i put him to work right away unloading our two PODS we stored all our household LIFE in over the past 12 months. we worked for almost 9 hours on Saturday unloading, carrying, packing, unpacking, lifting, arranging, settling. and ever-so-slowly, this tiny temporary apartment is beginning to see the signs of life, of home.




and we are adjusting, too. after i woke up with a strange man in my bed on saturday morning, i remember that he is home & that here starts the new life together. boy are we excited about it.

after 3 years of marriage spent 3 states apart, we are FINALLY together. a bit counter-cultural (albiet we-like-to-think Biblical), don't you think?

while he is adjusting to the wonders of American life again (ice cream! yummy food! attractive non-painted-in-pink cars! the english language!), i'm adjusting to having him around. and i'm finding little signs of his presence everywhere.



it is a good feeling. to have this deployment behind us. and the God-planned-life ahead.

"There will come a time when you think everything is finished. That will be the beginning."
- Louis L'Amour

Mr. L'Amour, my thoughts exactly.


Jodie said...

so happy for you. :)

Brianna said...

I am happy for you... that you have your husband by your side, and that he is safe. God Bless you both!! ;)

Bridget said...

this is my first time here but i want to say THANK YOU to your husband and that i am sooo happy that he is home safe to you.

Mique (as in Mickey) said...

Had to jump over here after your question on my 30days blog and I fell in love! Your photography is beautiful. Congrats on your husband coming safely home!!! How exciting.
You asked about what laundry detergent I use and I laughed out loud. I love what you had to say:
"i always love imagining the smell of people's homes-& they usually smell like the laundry products they use!"
I have a huge laundry problem. It gets done and we always have clean clothes but it is my arch nemesis. It's everywhere always. It drive me nuts. I am going to take what you said and paste it somewhere visible as a reminder. ;) What do I use? ALL detergent with Snuggle Wild Orchid & Vanilla Kiss softener (my FAVORITE).
Thanks for commenting on 30days. Have a great day!
xoxo Mique

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