Thursday, January 13, 2011

L-U-C-K-Y-and L-O-V-E-

The last few days of my hubby's leave were nothing short of amazing. We have definitely had some trying times since learning of his 2nd deployment, but I finally feel like we are starting to overcome the barriers we will face during the next year. I was able to take 2 vacation days so we had a three day weekend to spend together before he had to go back to work. It was so lovely to have time to spend together and just enjoy ourselves and the company of friends.

Friday we just hung out and ran some errands, ending the night with dinner at California Pizza Kitchen in towncenter. I ordered linguine in a white sauce with chili flakes and baby clams! It was delicious and I have to say I am proud of myself for being more adventurous with the food I am trying. :) This year I really want to try and give seafood a chance, so what better way than to start with something small like clams? This was my dinner...doesn't it look amazing?
 Then Saturday it was off to the car show at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. We got to see all of the newest models and it was really cool to see some of the really expensive cars. My husband is a car junkie, (I like to call it his obsession) so it was definitely something fun for him to do. Here is a photo of me in a mini cooper, a car I have always loved cause its small and cute like me. ;)
 We met up with some friends and hung out. Then later on we went bowling and we had such a great time! I bowled like garbage the first three games, and then by the fourth game I got 4 spares in a row and a strike! I am a horrible bowler but that game was the best I have ever bowled, and was my first time scoring over 100! :) I couldn't believe it and I actually beat my hubby!!!

Sunday we spent the day cleaning and doing laundry and once that was taken care of we had a nice time relaxing and just spending the day together. My hubby was being extra sweet and I could tell he really didn't wanna leave for his underway. It was very bittersweet because we finally had a wonderful few days together and then we had to say good bye for the next few weeks.

As I drove my hubby to his ship and kissed him good bye, my heart was aching because even though I knew this day would come, it just makes it that much more real that he will be leaving again for deployment before I know it. I know that day will be even harder than this one was, but I have actually been doing ok since he left. I have been working a lot and spending time with Tulip, and I have actually been going to bed early and getting lots of sleep, which helps since I am working six days a week for the rest of this month.

Through all this that is going on in my life right now, I am just trying to remain positive and keep my resolutions to myself and to the Lord that I will not let this get the best of me. Do I miss my husband, and am I sad that he is gone alot? Hell yes...but I know it will make it that much sweeter every time he comes home to me. Every time I kiss his lips after being away for a week, a month, or half a year it feels like the first time...and it feels like home. ♥ Today I was listening to one of my favorite songs, and it just so happens to be the song we shared our first dance to on our wedding day. Now more than ever these words ring true and its funny how fitting this song is for our situation, considering it has been our song since before he was in the navy.

I know I have shared this with you before but these words make me smile every time I hear them...

Do you hear me,
I’m talking to you
Across the water across the deep blue ocean
Under the open sky, oh my, baby I’m trying

Boy I hear you in my dreams
I feel your whisper across the sea
I keep you with me in my heart
You make it easier when life gets hard

I’m lucky I’m in love with my best friend
Lucky to have been where I have been
Lucky to be coming home again

They don’t know how long it takes
Waiting for a love like this
Every time we say goodbye
I wish we had one more kiss
I’ll wait for you I promise you, I will

I’m lucky I’m in love with my best friend
Lucky to have been where I have been
Lucky to be coming home again
Lucky we’re in love every way
Lucky to have stayed where we have stayed
Lucky to be coming home someday

And so I’m sailing through the sea
To an island where we’ll meet
You’ll hear the music fill the air
I’ll put a flower in your hair

Though the breezes through trees
Move so pretty you’re all I see
As the world keeps spinning round
You hold me right here right now

I’m lucky I’m in love with my best friend
Lucky to have been where I have been
Lucky to be coming home again
I’m lucky we’re in love every way
Lucky to have stayed where we have stayed
Lucky to be coming home someday

Thanks for reading my lovelies and I look forward to sharing the next chapter in our lives with you all. Also to all the women with husbands who deployed recently, (you know who you are) I will be praying for a successful and safe deployment for your hubby's. May God help you all get through these upcoming struggles and may they make your love that much stronger because of it. ♥ 
Until Next time...



  1. I love that song! Hang in there girl, I'll be praying for you and your hubby

  2. awe! i want a mini so bad!!
    sounds like an amazing weekend... stay strong girl!!! just be steady in prayer, i know God will make yall so much stronger as a couple by the time your hubby gets back!!

  3. I love that song too, and we made it the last dance at our wedding :)

    I'm glad you have found your strength and know that the Lord will help you through these difficult times.

  4. Glad to hear that you got to spend some great quality time together before he left.

  5. This song has been playing in my head the last few days :) Glad you got to enjoy a great weekend with your man! I'll be praying for you as this next deployment continues to come up for you two!

  6. LOVE that song!
    I was actually thinking about it the other day too while missing Joshua. :(
    I know this weekend was all too bittersweet for you because he was starting his workups, but at least you're enjoying the time while you can!
    Love ya girl. ;)