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September 17, 2010

HE'S HOME!!!

Hubby is officially home from Iraq!!!  I cannot believe he is actually home. He returned a couple of days ago and I think the weirdness of having him home if finally wearing off.  Just having him drive home from the airport was weird. I am so used to being the sole driver-- amongst other things. It's weird having a second parent and decision maker. It's weird having a problem with the car and he deals with it. It's weird going over the bills together. It's weird having a body sleeping next to me. It's weird not being by myself during the day while the kids are at school.  It's weird, just plain weird!!

And OH SO LOVELY AND THE MOST WONDERFUL THING EVER!

Even though there is so much weirdness I know that will all go away and we will be back to our routines.  I am sure he had information overload the first day with the kids talking a mile a minute and checking out all the changes around him. Plus just seeing so much color as opposed to all the grey, blah, dirty, dusty place he was in.

He has 2 weeks off of work and he is enjoying every minute so far. We have plans to go out of town the next 2 weekends to just do fun family stuff.

I was so nervous about so many things and so far everything is fine. I think it really helped that we both took a reunion and reintegration class.  The kids are thrilled he's home- especially our daughter who is daddy's girl.

I have to catch myself correcting the kids when I now have another parent to help. I find myself not allowing him time to discipline and I really need to stop that. There is a ,ot more other things that I have to think about and consider in dealing with things. Me being the sole decision maker is now done and yet I was used to it by this time. It's hard to not want to just keep doing what your doing and allow them to help only when you are desperate. You feel like you have accomplished so much by surviving and dealing with everything and then its over. It's a weird feeling-like OK-I have done everything myself but now I need to stop myself from doing everything. lol

It was great last night to see him and our son wrestling like old times. It is so wonderful that he can give our daughter kisses goodnight and she goes to sleep with no more tears. She feels safe and secure again. Our dog was happy he was home until he noticed he was spending a little more time outside. I had spoiled him and let him stay in with me most every day. He provided a sense of security for me and he is a GREAT listener. :-)  Hubby thinks he needs to spend more time outside since he is an outside dog. Well- he is inside today.  I am not going to kick him to the curb just because hubby is home. After all- he still is a GREAT listener.

One of my friends told me to now be a stranger now that my husband is home. I know what she means. Sometimes when our spouse is deployed we find a surrogate parent in a friend who we can rely on and call anytime. Then we can forget about them when our spouse returns.  I had this happen to me and i was very hurtful. I know that the person did not mean for me to be hurt and still wanted a relationship but it all changed. She would call everyday and we would go shopping and so forth. We had built a bond from the deployment. Then her hubby came home and I rarely heard from her. It's not her fault and I am not mad because of this BUT it still was hurtful.

 I am so thankful for God and all the many blessings he has provided our family. So thankful this deployment is over and we can move on.

NOW WHERE ARE OUR PCS ORDERS!!!!!    I'm ready to move  :-) On to the next thing..........

We decorated the front yard

Our free banner we got from Buildasign.com/troops


We can see him coming!

A long awaited hug!!! 

24 comments:

Kara said...

I don't know why this made me cry, but it did. Thank God he is home, safe and healthy!

Julie the Army Wife said...

That is so awesome! Glad he is home safe and sound :)

Expat Girl said...

Congrats thats such great news and I know you will get back to the old days soon it will just take tiMe to readjust : ) Your house is so cute!

Mrs. Doc Handsome said...

Congrats on your hubby being home!!!!!!!! It's so true, everything you say about reintergrating into life after deployment. Good luck and enjoy your man home!

Emily Roe said...

OH MY GOSH- CONGRATS! I'M GLAD HE'S HOME AND SAFE!!

Jen said...

Congratulations! I am so happy he is home safe :)

Chelsea Pearl said...

That's SO sweet! I'm tearing up! So happy for you and your family!!!! :)

Miks said...

I am so happy for and your family! I cannot wait until my man comes home--I think i am starting to go a little crazy ;)

CoNgRaTs to your husband on a safe return!

Beka said...

Yay!!!! I'm sooo happy for you! I'm glad you have your hubby back, safely home with you!! <3

Jessica said...

I am so excited for you and your family! Congrats on finishing the deployment.

Jeannette said...

YAY!!!!! I am so so happy for you!

LindseyLove said...

Congrats, congrats, congrats!! This is so exciting! I'm so happy for you guys!!!!

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Manda said...

Congratulations on having him home again! I can't wait till its our turn. :) And don't forget that its normal to find yourself taking care of everything still... it'll take time for things to revert completely back to the way they were before. Congrats again!!!

lola said...

WOO HOO! :) Enjoy your time together!

Jackie said...

I found your blog through Lindsay and I've been reading it for quite some time now. I'm not in the military nor am I married to a man in the military...I just admire all that the troops and their families do for us. It makes me happy to see your photos!

Monica A. Heimes said...

Love The Pics! Glad he is home! :) Have fun!

Jessica said...

This is sooo wonderful! Congrats on having him home!

megan said...

I am so glad he is home! This made me tear up! My hubby has been to Iraq once and Afghanistan twice, and is getting deployed again in February. The emotions you go through when they return is unreal. Thank you for this. And for you support. God bless you and your fam!

Molly Danger said...

Yah!!! It made me cry too. I'm so glad he's back safe and sound.

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11BWifey said...

Hi :) My name is Abbey and I am officially following your blog! (Hope you are having an amazing time enjoying your husbands company) :)

I somehow stumbled upon your post in April about "Deployment Mind Games" and I will tell you it was EXACTLY what I needed to hear right now. I wanted to thank you for posting it, and let you know that it definitely gave me peace in my heart :)

Heather said...

Congratulations!! Homecomings are the best!!

AirForceWife and Mommy of Two said...

So glad he is home. I got your link off of Diamonds and Dog tags. I a new follower and fellow military wife. I am also placing your button on my sidebar. It would be so great if you could follow back and post my button :) Congrats again on your husband's homecoming!

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Laura said...

I am your newest follower. Hope you will follow me back.. Hope to get to know more about you and your family. I see you said you have lived in Arkansas that is where I am from and live, what part did you live? P.S.Glad he is home safe and sound.

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