A Breath of Fresh Air

Just like that, the winds change, the tide shifts and things finally start to fall into place. I haven’t shared a lot of all that has gone wrong but since he left but it has just felt like one thing after then next. No matter how quickly I fixed them, something was always, constantly, unexpectedly going wrong. Sometimes it would just be one huge thing and other times it would be a dozen little things, but it always felt like it was something. Exhausted, I finally had come to terms with thats just how this deployment would be.

Well, just when I accepted it, thats when everything changed. Isn’t that how it always goes? After countless repairs and months of arguing with the warranty company, they finally deemed my washer unrepairable AND reimbursed me for a new washer! 🙌🏼 Taxes got filed. Billing issues got resolved. Issues with car insurance got figured out. The old washer is gone and the washer got delivered and installed.

Since the day he left, it has felt like an uphill battle to keep the house and our affairs in order. The first half of this deployment was a struggle for countless reason but I am so excited and relieved to say we are finally past the halfway point (woot woot). I am optimistic that the second half will be better than the first… but if it isn’t, at least I know I can make it because we’ve already made it through the first half.

Not sure how long it will stay like this but one thing is for sure, I am going to enjoy it while I can.


21 thoughts on “A Breath of Fresh Air

    1. Thank you!!!!! I don’t have it all together but just need to make it until he gets homes. Finally have more time behind us than in front of us and that feels absolutely amazing. I am soooo happy about the washer! Running definitely has helped. I like to run at the end of the day to clear my head. Training for races also gives me something fun to work and look forwards to. Thank you for that reminder. I will continue to tell myself that. No negative self talk!

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    1. Sending you strength!!! Its definitely not easy thats for sure but I’m making it and I know you will too!!! Do you have a countdown of when you will see your loved one next? Hopefully its not too far away. And yes, keep pushing through. Yours is definitely coming as well ❤️


      1. Thanks!! The countdown is uncertain, just when I think oh, it will happen at this time, it gets changed. Oh well…it will happen eventually and when it does it will be amazing. God bless you darling 🙂


  1. If it helps to know, it’s the same all over the world for military partners! My husband went off somewhere for two months and the day before he went he broke the washing machine and I had to wait three weeks to get it repaired and they kept cancelling the appointments 😂 it seemed like everything chose that exact moment to break! But…we get through it ❤️


    1. It most definitely does nut I have no intention of letting it get me down. If theres one thing I have learned through this experience, its that Love gives you strength I had no idea I even had.Thank you so much for your prayers. They are much appreciated and needed.


  2. I may not know you but after stumbling across your blog and reading this I can totally relate. As a military spouse who has been through deployments and currently will be going without my husband for the rest of the year, half way point is a huge success! YAY FOR BOTH OF YOU!! May the second half go by quickly!


    1. Thank you so much for reaching out to me! I always love finding and connecting with other military spouses. It truly is a journey and experience like no other. Sending prayers your way for your husband and family. Thank you so much for the reassurance. It was much needed.

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