22 March 2011

The Anticipation

Spring has definitely hit the Last Frontier and I am excited.  After about seven months of darkness, frigid temps, and all the snow I am definitely ready for more sunshine and warmer temps.  Of course after dealing with hibernation for seven months, one tends to create quite a to-do list.  I had a lot of things that needed to be done prior to the hubby's upcoming trip, so the hubby has been marking off his "honey do list."

I am blessed that he is taking time out to help me with some large projects around the house.  A couple of those projects were tackling the basement (which he did by himself while I was napping one day...kudos to him!), cleaning the backyard (we have a dog, enough said there), cleaning the garage, re-arranging the garage, and vacuum out the trucks.  I am pleased that we were able to complete all tasks except the last one, which is okay because I can handle that one on my own.  

Of course I have to be honest, there was some arguing going on when these tasks were being done.  We argued over silly things such as if the baseball tee was broken, or why keeping the broom ball gear is needed when it never gets used, or who left the bathroom mirror open.  Silly stuff.  You see the hubby and I rarely argue.  Yes, we have our moments of bickering but hardly argue.  We have argued more these past two weeks than I think we have in the last two years.  Our nerves are on edge, there is so much to do and little time to complete it all.  Then again you have to add in the fear that we each are carrying around.  The fear a year long deployment can bring.

How do we get past this? How do we get past all of the arguing and bickering? You get past it by giving all of your fears, anxiety, and stress to God.  Allow Him to bless you with the time you have together prior to the deployment.  There is no easy way of dealing with a deployment.  I think the anticipation of the deployment can be the worse.  Have faith that God will get you through. 

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
Philippians 4:13

Have you faced a deployment? How do you deal with the anticipation?


  1. I think it is classic. My parents used to pick the most outrageous fights before my dad would leave. My hubby and I tend to have stupid bickering fights before he even goes TDY.

    Stop and pray, and acknowledge what is happening, that is the only thing that works.

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