we'll be seeing you


Goodbyes are the worst - even if you know they're not for that long.

Ryan left today for six weeks of training at another stateside Army post, and I'll be totally, truthfully honest. It sucks. I know this is the reality of Army life, and I get it. I can live with that...but explaining to our little boys why Daddy is gone again is the worst. They don't understand. I chose this, but they didn't, and that's hard.

Six weeks is easy though, all things considered. It's nothing compared to the nine months we did while Ryan was in Kuwait and Iraq last year. We're going to stay busy, and we're going to live by the endless countdowns that military families know all too well.

  • Tomorrow, the boys and I are leaving for New Hampshire for a few days.
  • On Monday, I'm heading somewhere solo, and though I'm not going to share why just yet, please keep your fingers crossed and send allllll the positive vibes
  • On the 22nd, the boys and I are flying to South Carolina for a week in the sun with Oma & Opa


Our time here at Fort Drum is truly limited now. We're under two months from leaving our home here in Black River to make a new one out at Fort Lewis in Washington. Once the boys and I return from South Carolina, there's less than a month until Ryan comes home to use, so we're going to soak up this time, get things done, and count the days till Daddy's return.

It never gets easier, but we do grow to accept it and appreciate our time together more than ever before. We'll see you soon, honey.

11 comments

  1. Oh girl, I am sending HUGE hugs your way! Goodbyes are always so hard - even when it’s only for a short time

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  2. Sending you hugs, I can't imagine how hard that is. Glad you have good things planned in the interim.

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  3. You are a rockstar. I hope the next 6 weeks are easy on you and go by fast. Sending hugs!

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  4. oh girl, i'm sorry. i'm sure it never gets easier, especially for the kiddos. glad for fun things to do and look forward to - good luck on your solo thingy, sending all the positive vibes!!

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  5. My heart aches for you. Sounds like you'll have lots of stuff to keep you busy and eek...Monday...hope it's all things good in store for you! xo

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  6. I know it must be so hard. Kent commuted for 6 months during our move from MN to CA and even then he got to come home for the weekend every 2-3 weeks. I can't imagine the extended periods of time you and the boys have had to deal with. Hopefully the next 6 weeks will fly by and you'll have so much to tell him when he gets home. I'm dying to know about your solo trip. Fingers crossed for you!!! XOXO

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  7. I hope this time goes by quickly! It's hard no matter how long they are gone for.

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  8. Man, the Army gives NFs huh? I can't believe they've sent him away right before you guys PCS!! Hope the next 6 wks fly by and enjoy time in NH and SC!!

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  9. You are my hero!! I hope the next few weeks fly by for you. Sending you much love and positive thoughts!!

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