Thursday, April 19, 2007

Another sappy post....

Look at my pretty pretty flowers!


I am not normally one to get excited about flowers. But today when the doorbell rang, I was quite surprised. This has been a very hard week for me for some reason. I have been feeling very overwhelmed with all the sad news in the world...from the horrific murders in VA, to my husband's deployment most likely being extended...to just the hormones of being a woman.
I was talking to my mother-in-law yesterday and I guess she could hear it in my voice. Sadly I had to tell her that I didn't think I would be able to make it out there this summer.
One thing this deployment has taught me is.....I know my limitations. It is very hard for me to say no. I am a people pleaser. All I want to do in life is make life easier for those I love and those around me. I know how much they would love to see the kids...but I think traveling with two kids under the age of three might push me over the edge. People think all these military wives have it all together...but I can only take one day at a time. If I screw it all up one day, I can only hope I do better the next day....and for the past 180+ days that is how I have survived.
So when I opened the door and there was a lady holding this beautiful bouquet of flowers I really did get tears in my eyes! It was like my mother-in-law really heard how I had been feeling and wanted to brighten my day. I know we will get through this deployment ....there are good days and bad days. Well today was definitely a good day. Thanks, John and Meg, I love you and we all will get through this!

3 comments:

Gina said...

Good for you for knowing your limitations on the traveling. I'm in the same boat there. No way. What a sweet MIL.

susan said...

That's so sweet! How great to have a relationship like that with your MIL. I guess you are both lucky.

CarrieB said...

What wonderful in-laws you have. I agree that traveling with small kids is sometimes just too difficult and despite our desire to see family, sometimes it is just better to wait.

Hope you are having a good day!