Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Light at the end of the tunnel

I just had to share the great news I received from Micah the other day which was MUCH needed. Mya and Tay were sick all weekend so we didn't leave the house and Monday I decided I needed to buckle down and do my taxes so by this time we all were going crazy being stuck in the house. I felt like the worst mom ever. If you could have seen my kids you would have agreed. It was about noon, none of us had showered, Mya was in her underwear with chocolate pudding ALL over in her scraggly hair, on her face and all over her belly. I think she might have painted herself with it but I'm not sure I wasn't paying attention because I was too involved in my stupid taxes. Poor little Tay who just wanted me to hold him got stuck in the highchair eating everything from Marshmallows, suckers, chocolate chips, Cheerios, Cheerios, and more Cheerios and anything else that Mya could find for to make him not cry.
Anyway, the whole point of this story is that Micah called and made my day when he told me they have shipped home all of the things that aren't necessary for them to use anymore and their replacements will be there next month (I feel sorry for them and their families) and that their last day at the compound is the first of May and then it is a month of trying to get home! Of course by the time they get 1,000 men out of Iraq by helicopter, and go through all of the army demobilization that could take a while, but they are expected to be home the first of June!! There are a lot of people who tell me not to get my hopes up and that he will not be home in June. Well, they might as well be talking to a wall because all I have are my hopes. Yea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Sarah Bogh said...

HOORAY Julie!! i am so excited for you, i think about you all the time and wonder how you are handling things, you do such a
good job at being a military mom! i couldn't handle eight weeks of joe being gone and i still saw him on sundays so this is a Huge hats off to you!! i am very happy for you, and i would have my hopes up too, at least if feels better that way!! oh and nice job doing your own taxes, thats why i married an accountant i guess - i don't have a clue about that stuff Bravo!!

The Askeroth Family said...

I am really happy for you. I wonder all the time how you do it with your husband gone, that must be so hard. I couldn't do it, that's for sure! I hope the next 2 months go by really quickly for you!

him, her or the other one said...

I hope that everything goes just exactly as planned. You are so strong and have done such a good job with him away. I have no idea how you survive, I could never do it. I will keep my fingers crossed that he gets home on time!...and hey, if you ever need a break you should call me, Jackson would love to play with your kids!

Betsy said...

I just saw your comment. Sorry it took me so long to get on board. Anyway- great news about Micah. And, Mya is SO cute! I hope to see you around town sometimes, and yes, water aerobics- that was a good time! xoxo


Tiffany Carter said...

I just want to tell you that i think you are amazing! You are an amazing mom, and a very amazing wife. I don't know how you do it... having Micah gone and taking such good care of those little ones! You are such a good example strength and patience! Good luck! The countdown is on! love you!