Saturday, September 7, 2013

The grass isn't always greener....

Sea Duty was hard, but sometimes, just sometimes, I think shore duty might be harder.

I love my husband so much. He is an amazing husband and father and I hate when he's gone. It feels like a part of me is missing. A few months ago we hit a part in J's career where he will be home for the next few years. I'm used to him being underway, deployed or working 6 days a week for AT LEAST 12 hours a day. It was like that for 6 years. Now, a long work day is him getting home at noon. While this is amazing and he's home for everything, he's bored out of his mind. He likes to work, he likes to get things done and feel like he's contributing. Now, because he's bored he's hit that stage where he does nothing. NOTHING. and I was slowly losing my mind.

We are slowly getting past this point in our lives. He's started taking college classes again, we teach Sunday school together at church(oh my goodness 10 year olds are fun!) and it takes weekly planning, sports have started and we are coming together as a family. With this I have time to blog again! I just hope I can keep up with it since I've really missed it. Who knows if I really have any readers anymore, but I know my family back home will enjoy the updates.

4 comments:

Brittney Liann said...

My husband is about to transition to shore duty next month after almost four years at sea. To be honest I am really nervous about it! I'm not used to him being home so much and when we get too much of each other we tend to argue more. Glad to know I'm not crazy for feeling this way! :) It's great you guys are able to have more family time and can do things together though. Hopefully it continues to be a smooth transition for you! :)

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

It sounds like you've found a common ground now!

Amanda said...

Having hubby home is nice but a definite transition. While we are not military, my husband worked overnights with tues/wed off and I work days mon-fri so we rarely saw one another and I honestly wondered about us once he his shift switched back to days with most weekends off. We had major adjustment issues. Glad to hear that you guys are finding your way.

welcome back!

Amanda said...

Having hubby home is nice but a definite transition. While we are not military, my husband worked overnights with tues/wed off and I work days mon-fri so we rarely saw one another and I honestly wondered about us once he his shift switched back to days with most weekends off. We had major adjustment issues. Glad to hear that you guys are finding your way.

welcome back!