Our journey throughout our first year of marriage and our second deployment.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Few and Far Between

That's how I feel about my posts recently. 

Life. Is. Crazy!

The Hubby has officially been home for more than 30 days and I can honestly and happily say that the past few months have been the happiest in my entire life.  I feel more complete, focused, happy, peaceful, and OMG Busy all at the same time!

And David has been incredible!

I don't know what I could have ever done or will ever do to deserve having this man as my Husband, but I can say that I will spend the rest of my life trying to be as good of a wife to him as he is a husband to me. 

 A few weeks ago, I was having a LONG day and I went out to my car at 4:30, after being in class since 8:30, ready to go home and finally have something to eat, and realized as I was unlocking the car that there was a rose in the steering wheel!  And then, when I went to put my instrument in the back, there was a second rose on the back windshield and a third on the front!  I was so surprised, and so then, I decided with David having a big test that night and us just having gotten our new car, that I would show him how well I could take care of Betty, and get him a little "snack" before his test.  So, I went to fill up the tank in the car and wash her, and then I got David 2 of his favorite monster drinks and headed home... after about an hour. 

When I pulled up to the house, I immediately realized I should have come home first thing because there were two more roses on our front door step.  I quickly grabbed everything out of the car, picked up the roses and then walked in the door to find my incredible Hubby waiting on me with 6 more roses!  WHAT DID I DO TO DESERVE THIS?!?! 

THEN

He explained it all to me.

The 3 roses on my car are for the 3 EXTREMELY difficult things we have overcome in our relationship.

The 2 on the doorstep represent our 2 years of marriage.

The 6 in his hand stood for the 6 years that he and I have been one another's best friend.

And then he led me upstairs to our room where there was one more rose in the beautiful pink vase he bought for me years ago, and that rose was symbolic of the 1 that he and I have become in eachother and in our marriage.

I have tears in my eyes just thinking about it again.  We have had some crazy ups and downs, but we've made it through everything that life has thrown at us, plus some!

Things should be harder with our contrasting school and work schedules, but we... or should I say, he.. makes the little times count.  Like coming home to eat lunch together.  Helping one another out at home.  Going on errands with one another.  Sitting in the same room while ONE OF US reads and does homework and the OTHER gets to play games because he's already done with all of his work.. not fair! ;) 

There is an openness and a bond that has grown between us that is even stronger than the unbreakable bond we had before.  I don't know how to explain it, and I definitely thought this was just the honeymoon phase of post deployment and at first, wasn't prepared for it to last longer than a week.  I think we did so much fighting and were so miserable during the deployment that we got it all out of the way.  I keep waiting for the ground to fall out from under us and for reality to set, but then I realize that this is our new reality!  And it's definitely a life and a relationship that I thank the Lord we have the rest of our lives to enjoy!  I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying this beautiful "fall" weather.  I'm ready for the real stuff to hit and the leaves to change!  And I have a fireplace now that needs breaking in.. along with some pumpkins that the Honey and I need to carve! Woo Hoo!  Have a great week ya'll!!
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, Plans to bring you hope and a future." -Jeremiah 29:11