The hubs was supposed to be home late Tuesday night. He had lied and told me Wednesday and had it all planned out to have a friend of ours pick him up from post and drive him to our house where he would surprise me. That however did not turn out to be the case because yesterday morning I got a call saying that the flight home was delayed by a few days maybe even a few weeks. I swear I could scream
In addition to changing the guy's return home date 5 times and now the delay the guys were also informed that their leave dates were moved from august to october. Never mind that many families have vacations planned and paid for. Us included. My hubby's Captain was able to get the guys a week off shortly after they come home but I had taken 2 weeks off and need to head up to WI for my cousin's wedding preparations in which I am standing up. So I am leaving ahead of M. As much as this sucks I am grateful that we do have at least a little time off together shortly after he returns.
I also shouldn't be surprised that his flight home was delayed. One of the reason's I didn't move down to NC right after M got back from his deployment was because the date kept changing so I wasn't able to give my job a proper 2 week notice or really get anything ready to move. M was supposed to return home January 24 2009. So on the 22 my parent's and I loaded up their van with all of our wedding present's, some of my clothes and a little bit of furniture and we set off for NC. I had already put a deposit down on an apartment beforehand so once arriving in NC we got the keys to the hubs and I first place together. M's furniture was in storage and was set to be delivered on the 23. My parent's helped me move all the furniture in, clean up the apt and get situated. On the night of the 23 I got a phone call from the hubs explaining that due to maintenance issues he wouldn't be home the next day. I was so upset. My parent's were leaving the following morning, I knew no one in town and had no car to get around since the hubby's was in storage. But there wasn't much I could do. So the following morning my parent's left and I was alone. I had a tv that didn't work since I bought the wrong cord and no lights in the apt except the kitchen lights and the bathroom lights. Luckily I had my labtop and I met two girls in the apt complex off a military wife website and they took pity on my and hung out with me until M came home.
When we got word that they guys were getting on a flight home a few days later my hopes soared only to be dashed when that flight needed to be used to med evac soldier's that had been injured. As upset and frustrated as I was even I wasn't going to complain about soldier's needed medical attention. It was at moment that I realized that even though it sucked big time that M was delayed and that once he returned home I would only have a week instead of 2.5 weeks with him before returning to WI to tie up loose ends, I was thankful that my hubby was coming home and realization hit me that I had nothing to complain about.
So as much as I'm upset and frustrated now that once again his return home has been delayed. I am thankful that he is returning home shortly. And as my blogger bff Amber wrote on my facebook yesterday, all I have to do is Just Keep Swimming, Just Keep Swimming