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Monday, January 16, 2012

Training Finished!

John has completed his 10 days of "in the field" training.  It was good training that we both pray he never needs...things like how to get out of a humvee that has rolled over, how to clear a city, how to not shoot yourself by accident, or what to do if you are surprised in your office by a random "shooter."  We had much of this at the Academy, however that was more than 20 years ago AND it was for "pretend."  The threat was not real at the time...this time it is real and that makes a big difference.  I am thankful that this part is over.

John is in Baltimore for a few days before heading out of the country on Thursday.  In hindsight, I might have been able to fly and meet him to spend a few more days with him.  (We were actually supposed to go to Charleston, S.C. together this weekend). I try to travel with him...and without the children once every year.  It is usually the best 4 days and one of the most important things I do for our marriage...we will plan something for when he gets back.  However, a few weeks ago when our world was turned upside down and there were so many plans to be made...it was hard to think about whether I could meet him in Baltimore.  And in all honesty we talked about it and thought neither one of us could handle the emotions of another good-bye.

John has had a couple of days to wash clothes, get his heating blanket (which he was told he would need to get), and he wrote an entire paper in a 24 hours time period!  That is a record!  Life at home is calming down a bit and I am putting some things in place to help me through the next 6-7 months (like hiring someone to help around the late afternoon and evening with dinner, baths, and driving around for activities).  That is a hard time of day and one that I have somewhat come to dread.  Bedtime seems to consume much of my energy as I know the importance of this time...and there are often lots of tears.

Logan with his "daddy doll."  

1 comment:

Miss Lori Akin said...

Hi, Amy! I don't think we have ever met, but John and I are friends from high school. I will certainly be praying for you all of you. Blessings.