Work is super demanding for Andy these days. With just getting back from a school, trying to move his office to another town, preparing for annual training in a couple weeks and ultimately preparing for deployment in just a few short months, there's lots of long hours that have to be pulled. We cherish each moment we get with him lately, including this day (pictured above) where he forgot his wallet and dog-tags at home and had to stop by for 5 minutes to get them. yay! :)
We have gotten lots of comments, questions etc. over the years from lots of people about being a military family, but the kids and I do not resent this time in our family's lives. Rather we choose to create quality memories and to not take for granted the moments we do have, (which is a lot more than some people get). There are many occasions that are brought about for our sanctification, and it's not the problem we are in, but how we respond to it that makes the difference.
I am proud of Andy for much more than his service to our country. That can't be what defines us. I love him for him, and not for just who he is or what he does for a living. When we start to feel sorry for ourselves and think the situation or circumstances are not fair, I try to remember that, no, it might not be, but neither was Calvary.
Whew. I didn't mean to say any of that. Just that Andy had a big work load. lol. Guess I am learning a lesson in all of this and wanted to share it with you. Have a fabulous weekend! We are knee-deep in yard sale preparation as our community yard sales are Saturday.