Saturday, April 17, 2010

This ride is officially OVER! Now get off!

Ok, so after a week of pure emotional roller coaster madness, this ride is officially over. I have one HOT man in a large aircraft somewhere over the Atlantic ocean right now. It is still a bit of disbelief. Should I really get excited now? I'm still trying to comprehend that I just slept in that bed alone for the LAST time! And get this folks, I will never ever have to take that trash out again!!! Now that's something to get excited about.
The house isn't perfect, although I had plenty of time to make it that way, the yard isn't perfect either, and my body, ain't what it was when he left and that was 8 months pregnant!!! My shoes match my dress, my toes match my earrings, necklace and ring...I'd say I'm ready.
Mile 26 proved to be the hardest and the longest stretching on for a total of about 2 weeks with more hills than I had trained for as an Army wife. I felt my breaking point reach it's peak more than a few times this week. But I'm officially in the finishers chute.
Now, I sit, drinking coffee as the sole adult in the house for the last time (I know, I've said that alot) and now I get to go wake a 4 year old up and yell "YOUR DADDY IS COMING HOME"!!!
It's been a wild ride. Hands down, hardest deployment of the 3. But, well, in a matter of a few hours, this ride is officially OVER!

And, um, yeah, pictures to follow....


  1. Good to hear. Still awaiting an Iris call, hopefully I will get one soon ;o). Have a great Homecoming.

  2. So happy for you! Can't wait to see the picture!

  3. So happy this is the final deployment journey is your life as an official Army Wife, although once an Army Wife..always one :). You are such an inspiration to us all and I pray I have the courage and patience the next time ours rolls around!! So glad your hero is finally home!