Andddd that pretty much sums it up.
The thing we were dreading most happened today. He received orders to deploy… next week.
I still haven’t even begun to process it. I can’t believe 1) that this is our reality right now. I’ve heard, seen and known of so many go through this but its so hard to process that its our turn now. And 2) we just got here! Like gracious… Tomorrow marks three weeks that we’ve been here. He’ll be gone before we get to week four and that breaks my heart.
But I’ll save the pitty party for another today. With today being thanksgiving, I am going to focus on all that I am grateful for. I’m so grateful to have him in my life and beyond honored to be his wife. I love the life we share and the home we have created. I am so thankful for the past four weeks we got together and even more grateful that we at least get to spend thanksgiving together. Above all, I am thankful to God for his love, grace and sovereignty in our lives. There is no way we would have made it through this year without Him and only through Him will we make it through this deployment.
I am grateful for my trust in the Lord, even when things like this don’t make sense. I find peace in the fact that its no surprise to Him. That He has a plan for us and that he will strengthen and guide us through. Even though we will physically be further apart than ever, my prayer is that God brings us closer to Him and each other like never before.
Well I’m off to enjoy today with my husband… and to do some shopping!!!