Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Curve Balls

Just when you think everything is going to start settling down you get thrown a wicked curve ball. John is getting deployed to Iraq. AGAIN. And here's the kicker...for 6 months. Thats right, half a freakin' year. I really thought that when he left active duty for the guard, this kind of thing would stop. If not completely, then it would just be short trips. I guess that is what I get for being so naive. I should be used to it by now. He's gone so many times already, 5 I think. This should be easy. Not even close. This time there is a new circumstance, which is Delilah.

Before, when he would deploy, it was just me and the dogs. I kept busy with work and was entertained by my numerous friends who also had husbands deployed. Time would pass rather quickly. Now I am a stay at home mom. Don't misunderstand, I love taking care of Delilah and spending all day with her. However, I also enjoy adult conversation and getting out of the house once in a while. John provides this adult conversation and daily interaction with 'tall' people and Bradley, Jennifer and Robert are great for getting out of the house. While I will still have the three for spending time with, I still won't have the daily adult interaction I crave. I am hoping being closer to family will help the time go by quicker. You all may start getting hand-made cards again. Anything to keep me busy. 

On top of everything, our insurance will change for 6 months. We will have to check with all the specialists to see if they take TriCare. My main concern is Dr. Miller. She is out of state and I'm worried that TriCare will tell me I must use an endocrinologist that is local. That will not do. I am also worried about her Growth Hormone. We receive that from a Mail-Pharmacy and I don't want anything to jeopardize us getting her GH. 

We have only a few weeks to get all this worked out. Throw Christmas into the mix and the time gets shorter. With all that said, posts may be few for a while. But once John gets on his flight there will be a post a day. This blog will be a great way for him to see Delilah while he is away. 

Please pray for our family while we deal with these new developments. Especially pray for John's safety while in Iraq. 

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