Thursday, July 26, 2012

The State of This Union

as most of you know, B and i have been living apart for the past year & a half. trust me, this was not by choice. B was sent to rhode island for work and has been coming home on weekends. not an ideal way to start raising a family, but we made it work.

well, his "prison sentence" is finally ending! YAY! he will officially be moving back home august 9th! that's only TWO weeks from now! EEEKKKK!!!!!! (did i use enough exclamation marks?)

i am beyond excited to have my whole family living under one roof for the first time since mack's arrival. it's going to be great to have him come home after a day at work, spend time together, not have to call each other to say goodnight, and actually sleep in the same bed.

i tried really hard to be strong during his absence (though it was great that he got to come home on the weekends), because i didn't want him to feel bad about a situation that he had no control over, but it was never easy.

the worst was having to go to bed by myself. i usually put it off as long as i could (staying up till 1 or 2 am most nights), because i dreaded sleeping alone. unfortunately, this seems to have caused me to develop a sleeping problem. i've never been the type to fall asleep as soon as their head hits the pillow, but over the past year it's gotten much worse. i usually toss and turn for a couple of hours before i finally doze off. the best nights' sleep that i ever got was on the weekends, so i'm hoping his permanent return will help.

i have grand plans for life after his return, too. maintaining a squeaky clean house will become a daily thing, rather than putting it off till the night before his return, and he'll come home to a home cooked meal almost every night. (i used to be really good about this one, but it'll be tough getting back in the habit of planning a menu.)

i know it isn't going to be perfect and there will most likely be a honeymoon period before the reality of living together again sets in, but i'm still so ecstatic! i just can't wait to have my family back together!

18 comments:

Kayla and Joshua said...

Hooooorayyyyy!!! I'm so happy for y'all! That is SOOO exciting! I'm sure you didn't think the day would ever come. lol So so happy for y'all!

E and R said...

Yay! I am so happy for you guys!

Shannon said...

This is beyond amazing news!!! I'm so happy for you!

Rebecca said...

That's awesome!!!

I have that same problem with my husband's away -- somehow I can't make myself go to bed at a decent hour. The weird thing is that we never go to bed at the same time when he's home (he's always about 2 hours after I am), so I'm not sure what the difference is. But, whenever he leaves, I just can't get my butt off the sofa and into bed.

Aimee said...

oh my gosh, i canNOT imagine having my husband gone for that long. you are so strong.

i am so happy for you that he is coming back. hopefully permanently.

Fiona aka DRMama said...

Yay!!! I am sooo excited for you and your family. This is such great news. I cannot even imagine what it must have been like for you for the past year and a half with B only home for weekends. You are one strong lady! So happy for you!

Stephanie said...

You are such a strong woman for doing this on your own for as long as you have. I thought it was bad enough last summer when JJ was down at the restaurant all week. And by the way, you gave me a panic attack reminding me that August 9th is just two weeks away...which means my daughter's birthday is only two weeks away! How in the hell did that happen? Ok, back to you and your exciting news...yay!!!

Ali @ Not All Dreams Are Free said...

What fantastic news! You're going to be like a kid at Christmas when he moves back home! It sure does make you appreciate all the little things. Have fun!

SLESE1014 said...

YAY!!!!!!!! (I think that's enough exclamation points lol)

So happy B is coming home to stay! I hope you adjust well and it's like slipping into comfortable slippers and you get to sleep better...I know I always sleep better when my hubs is home.

happy homecoming!

Bridget said...

So happy you will finally be under one roof!! Yay!!

Miss Mac said...

That is awesome news! I bet you will all sleep better soon:]

Sarah @ Simply Dove said...

Wow I can't even imagine living apart for a whole year! Kuddos for getting through it! I hope the transition into a full house goes as smoothly as possible. I'm so happy for you! What a joyous time for your family! :)

mare ball said...

so happy for you! What a time for celebrating!

drunnermom said...

wonderful news!! so excited for you!!

Maria said...

i am SO happy to hear this wonderful news! hooray! awww, this made my day. and i'm with ya on the late nights and never being able to fall asleep as soon as you get in bed. well, it's a little easier now. but i will always have crazy sleeping patterns. :)
thrilled for you guys. <3
xoxox
maria

Tiffany said...

So glad he gets to be home with you!!! I can't imagine how hard it's been without your husband!

Sheryl said...

YAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY!! It is about time.

Heather @ A Little Hope in My Pocket said...

Hoooraaayyy! So happy for you! I can't imagine how hard it was for you, but the end is in sight!

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