Chad called tonight. I actually missed 3 of his calls. He called the house twice and the cell phone once. I was at Awana, and had mistakenly left my purse in the nursery, so when he called the cell I of course missed it. When we got home about 10 minutes afterwards I was thrilled that he called again!!! He's doing good, just been really really busy. He's been going and going for the last few days, as the prepare to head off to the BIG sandbox.
Please understand that I am vague to exactly where he's at for his safety. He sounded great when he called and was really happy that the boys and I went on the retreat this weekend and had a good time. Of course at the end of our phone conversation our youngest son started getting sick, although he still had to say "hi daddy!" He talked to our oldest son too, who any other time has NO problems speaking up, but put the kid on the phone and he talks a level above whispering, it drives me CRAZY and the people he's talking to of course can barely hear him. I'm about to the point that if he can't speak up, he will not be allowed to talk on the phone until he can do it right. Works in progress!
Chad did get a moment to be online, but said he just had time to read a couple emails and then had to get off, he said he's hoping in the next couple days he will have time to actually write something, but this is a reality of the Army and deployments, they don't always have time to get online or even call. It stinks, but that's how it is. The last deployment this drove me insane, but so far this time I am more relaxed. I know that Chad would be emailing and calling more IF he could, but he has a job to do and he does it well. He said that he's being him, getting everything done as quickly and as well as he can, so he can just get it done (and have it done) but the problem is that he gets one job done and they come up with another one for him to do! That is how the world works isn't it! So he's really working hard and just so busy.
He knows everyone's anxious for him to write something, but he and I ask for patience and to just deal with me for now! :)
I am happy to say that a friend of mine has invited the boys and I over for dinner on Tuesday! She's making a lemon roast or a lemon roasted chicken, I can't for the life of me remember what it is...but I don't care...I am sure it'll be good and I don't have to cook it!! The boys love her kids, she has a little girl who's 2 weeks older than my oldest and a little boy who's about 6 or more months younger than my youngest. The like playing together and they're such good kids! This mom is one that I'm extremely close to and just really have felt a bond with since I met her! She's someone that will keep me in check and call me out , we all need that kind of true to the bone friend!
God Bless and we'll update soon!