Thursday, June 14, 2007

Stuff Portrait Friday - Your back

***EDITED TO ADD: I had put this in a comment, but I decided to move it up here...

thanks to all for the comments. I really wasn't planning a PVM (Please Validate Me) post. I try not to be a complaining person about this deployment. My personal philosophy is if you can change it, then by all mean, gripe away. If you can't, and I can't change this deployment, then suck it up and deal with it. I allow myself a few minutes of pity party, but I get back on the wagon and drive on.
thanks again....



When kristine gave the topic: YOUR BACK...I knew immediately I could whip up a doozy of a post about my husband. I know no matter what happens in life, he is my number one fan!
But, he is deployed now and as much as he is still a fan, some days his emotional support is just not enough. Yes, I know I have many great friends who are a phone call away, but come 7:45 PM when I have walked Livi to her room for the umpteenth time, I am the one who is here.
I heard this song on another blog and it really describes how I am feeling in the 8th month of deployment. I am not much of a country music fan, but I do like the lyrics.
During these 15 months Mike will be gone, I am the one doing all the things that are not fun, but they have to be done. But as he reminded me, "Would I rather be the one to be away from them for all this time?" No, I do not think I could be away from them. So I take it one day at a time and STAND. Like the song says, one more piece of you falls into place.
So I will STAND, I will have my own back, and I can do this....only 7 more months to go.
Okay, sappy post over...did you play?
Rascal Flatts – Stand lyrics


You feel like a candle in a hurricane
Just like a picture with a broken frame
Alone and helpless
Like you've lost your fight
But you’ll be alright
You’ll be alright

Chorus:Cause when push comes to shove

You taste what you're made of
You might bend, till you break
Cause it's all you can take
On your knees you look up
Decide you’ve had enough
You get mad you get strong
Wipe your hands shake it off
Then you Stand, Then you stand

2.Life's like a novel
With the end ripped out
The edge of a canyon
With only one way down
Take what you're given before it's gone
Start holding on, keep holding
Then you Stand, Then you stand

Yeah then you stand.
Yeah then you stand.Yeah babyOhhhhhhhhhOhhhhhhhhhOhhhhhhhhhOoohhhhhhh
Then you stand

18 comments:

Jessie said...

I cant even fathom it. I think youre a lot more held together than I would be though.

I played, but I wasnt creative like you.

(And you KNOW Id love some of those recipes)

Gina said...

I can't imagine the difficulty of having your hubby so far away. Hold tight -- I hope the time passes quickly for you both...

SuZan said...

Take a deep breath....exhale!

I can't even imagine what you are going through. Great post!

I played.

MilkMaid said...

What a touching post Tommiea. Stay strong and much thanks to you and your family for the sacrifices...carol

I played this week!

Jenie said...

What a beautiful post.

Happy SPF! I played too.

The Kept Woman said...

Someone here in my hood is being deployed but will be back in December...how in the heck is that? I thought all deployments were like 15 mos. now?

Anyway......think about how amazing simple life will seem when he's back. Going to the grocery store will just be a quick jaunt out by yourself, getting a shower won't be a procedure, etc., etc....I think that's what would get me though...that and knowing I would be holding him again...

Fleur de Lisa said...

I've been there and done that so I can relate. My XH spent 10 months over there during Operation Desert Storm.

Hang in there, girl!

Connie said...

Hang in there. I played too.

susan said...

Yes, you CAN do this. Stand strong girl!

patti_cake said...

My hat is off to you for doing what you do and making it look easy.
I heart Rascal Flatts.

KatBliss said...

You go girl!!! We have your back, but I don't think you need it.

Jana said...

What a lovely post. Thanks for all you do. And just think, you're more than halfway there.

movin'mom said...

I can't believe how connected our posts are today.

I love the song (even though I am anti CW music.)

I was just thinking yesterday how you always seem to be very positive. I never really read you complaining about him being away and really your not complaining in this post either. You've got girl power! YOU STAND and we will all have your back....at least through the blog.

Janet said...

You hang in there!

ThoughtsGalore said...

My hubby is home for like a year and a half, thankfully. I am thinking of you and wishing you strength and spirit. He'll be home. It will be hard, but you can do it. We're stronger than we know.
xoxo
Christie
Marine Wife for quite a while.

Head Hen said...

I'm proud of you. You're proud of you and at the end of the day is what you take to bed with you. You WILL do this because you do not have a choice. It is only the wives of deployment of our generation that have a glimpse into what hardships like WWII and the Depression were like. Pulling together as a family even though *family* now means more work and more heartache.

The choice you DO have is whether or not to get through it with Grace and try not to be bitter on the other end of it. It sounds like you will more than pass this lifetime test.

Keep your spirits light and your heart true! It will be over before you know it and you'll be fussing about leaving the toilet seat up (but with tears in your eyes and love in your voice).

You are a hero.

kathy said...

what a great post. i will pray for a safe return of your hubby.

kathy

i played too.

tommiea said...

thanks to all for the comments. I really wasn't planning a PVM (Please Validate Me) post.

I am not a complaining person about this deployment. My personal philosophy is if you can change it, then by all mean, gripe away. If you can't, and I can't change this deployment, then suck it up and deal with it. I allow myself a few minutes of pity party, but I get back on the wagon and drive on.

thanks again....