Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Happy Anniversary

Today is our 4th anniversary. We had plans for tonight. Nothing elaborate, but plans nonetheless. Plans change.

Steve being in the military has its ups and downs. I'm glad that he gets a sense of fulfillment for serving his country, oh, and the benefits have been nice, too. Despite the good things, the military has a way of separating us--especially on significant days of the year. Today he had to fly to Colorado Springs to demobilize. Basically, because he's quitting his job, he has to fly over there for a couple of days to do some paperwork. Probably things he could easily do in Orem. I know it doesn't make sense, but after dealing with the Army/National Guard for four years, I quit asking why they do things the way they do.

After dropping Steve off at the airport, I ran a quick errand, then went over to Grandma and Grandpa's house to visit. It makes me sad that we won't be able to go over there on a whim or have Sunday dinner anymore, so I'm glad that I went over tonight.

It's nice not being totally alone at home when Steve's gone, too.

And Bombay House can wait a couple of days.


Cassia said...

I'm sorry your anniversary plans were altered. Happy 4th anniversary, though! And thank you, to both of you, for the sacrifices you make so Steve can serve our country.

By the way, the family photo you have as the main blog picture is so cute! Especially Sophie. :)

Good luck with your upcoming move! :)

MamaManda said...

This blog makes me sad...while I think that I know what you feel not being with Steve on your anniversary, and wishing he was there to experience all the firsts with Sophie and making memories with you...I am always reminding myself that I haven't a clue, until I've been in your shoes.
The bright side is, you'll have him with you from now on. Think of your 4th Anniversary as the day that marked the beginning of him being with you, forever! (Except for the hours and hours he will spend with his nose in a medical book for the next 3 years..haha!) Happy 4th!
Even though you may not hear it often, there are many many people that are extremely grateful for the sacrifices your family has made to keep their's safe each day...and we're one of them!