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 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!


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!