Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Congratulations to my Zeus

This has been a very eventful, busy and amazing week. Zeus was promoted to 1st Lt. on Friday amongst a very chaotic day with many more lows than highs. I pushed through all the irritation and frustration as the 6 people scheduled to be at the ceremony were not present. I was more bothered by Zeus being upset about it. Nevertheless the show goes on, and it did.

Zeus was promoted just the way we had hoped. The children loved pinning him and I was pleased at all the friends and co-workers that made it special for all of us.

It turned out to be a great day. It turned out to be a special moment for our family.

I'm so very proud of my Zeus and I'm so very glad he was able to be home for the promotion and not on the road at some other duty location.

The best part was Zeus surprising me with our own little Valentine, Birthday, Promotion plane ride. Yesterday we took an early morning flight around St. Louis in a 4-seater with Zeus at the helm.

It was a lot of fun to be in the air together and seeing him smile ear to ear. Great idea, Babe.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Valentines Slump

So yes, Valentines is usually a fun holiday that we all want to spend with the one we love the mostest. I used to love Valentines Day when I was a teen. I always loved getting sweet precious gifts from the one that loved me. But today, seeing as to how I will be without my love AGAIN I am not super excited about this self proclaimed day of love. I can count on one hand how many Valentines Day's my husband has spent with me. Yes, We have been married 12 years so spending less than 5 together is pretty sad, don't you think. I guess that is just another sacrifice I make and my husband make for our great love of this nation. Do I like it, heck no. I despise everyday my husband has to be away from my family and quite frankly the past 7 years my husband has racked up HUGE numbers in the away from family time. Not something to be very proud of, if you ask me. I mean, we get married to share our lives with someone, not spend it apart. And we sure as heck do not have many children so that I could do everything myelf. Absolutely the furthest thing from my mind.

Anyways, I plan to make the day special for the children with or without their Dad. We shall a great day with or without presents from anyone else. I plan to make a special breakfast before school and then to do a fun dinner with the kids.

We will make the best of our day no matter how far away all of our family is, no matter how far Zeus is, no matter if there is 4 plus inches of snow on the ground, no matter if it is freezing outside. We will have a great day.

Happy Valentines Day to all the mIlitary spouses and family celebrating this holiday alone. We love you.