A year ago today I watched the love of my life walk away towards our today. It hurt and I cried, I was scared so I shook, but after it all I smiled because he is my happy.
March 26th 2012 was the opening of a whole new world for both of us. We both thought we knew what to expect and didn't think it would be too bad. Looking back I wish this kind of thing had a prep course or at least an instruction manual. Military life has been an experience and even when I curse it sometimes I love where we are. Things may not always be the easiest but every life has it's own hurdles and these are ours. I have met some great people as has he. We are getting to experience the east coast and south over the course of a year plus instead of trying to cram everything into a week long vacation. I am bound and determined to enjoy and love a glass of sweet tea and I am embracing the humidity and heat that is about to knock me on my ass.
More importantly I have learned a lot about myself. I am not as independent as I believed I was. Single motherhood is hard and it takes strength, but this requires a different strength. I have had to learn to let him walk out the door knowing I won't hear from him until he comes back. I have learned to be patient and flexible. Things with the Army can change at any point and time, and just when you plan for one thing be prepared for "Plan F" to come into effect....or do you?
Some days I look back behind me at the spot that I came from and it exhausts me to see how much my life has changed, yet I wouldn't have it any other way. This is a wonderful adventure for our family and the pride and accomplishment that I get to see on Superman's face is priceless.
Happy 1 year Anniversary!