Lately, My Sailor's schedule has been picking up a lot. He's on base more than he's home. That's not a complaint, mind you - work, working out, and Into The Woods has kept me very busy myself. With him being so busy, naturally my mind turns to what it'll be like when he's deployed. I'm looking forward to taking the time to visit family and friends, finish some scrap books, and train (physically) while he's gone.
The Navy is also hosting a lot of free events that I'm looking forward to attending (oh PLEASE oh PLEASE don't let them be filled with moms - some level-headed childless woman would be great too).
We've all seen the tearful homecoming videos. (This is my favorite.) However, due to the nature of My Sailor's work, there won't be a big party organized to welcome him home. Sometimes, it makes me a little sad to think that we won't be able to celebrate him coming home from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea with his friends and family, but either way, it'll be great to have some down time - and I have the up most respect for those who's loved ones stand on the front line.
If there is one thing life has taught me, it's that we are much stronger and me adaptable than we give ourselves credit for.