I am surprised that I haven't posted anything this month, but on the other hand our day-to-day routines aren't really "blog" worthy and we aren't really exciting people to be completely honest. There have been a few "big" things happen this month that I want to mention and write about though. Just sort of summarize.....
First of all, Alex left on the 10th for sea trials, or work-ups, or whatever you call them and had to be gone almost the rest of the month. This was pretty hard on both of us and it is really making us think about making the military a career. I know it is kind of pathetic because it wasn't even a full three weeks and there are a lot of families who do it for a year or more at a time. They say that absence makes the heart grow fonder, but it also hurts a lot. I guess we will have to see how it plays out this summer as he has to be gone more and maybe we can grow more accustomed to it, but it really was an eye-opener for us. He came home for a night on the 28th and had to go back again on the 29th, but having him home even just that one night brought the smiles back into my heart. It was wonderful just have him dreaming his dreams right next to me. I really did miss my friend but he won't have to be gone again for that long til July, thank goodness!!!
So moving on to one exciting thing that happened this month was my birthday!! (unfortunately Alex had to miss that) I am now 24 years young!! When I have sat back and looked at how my life has played out so far, there are some things that I had wanted to accomplish by now, like having my nursing degree finished, or having a couple kiddos. But even with that, I can look at my life now and say that I am TRULY and completely happy with my life and the direction that I am heading. I haven't always been able to say that, but I can say it now. I hope that the next year of my life continues in growth and love and I can look back at 25 and say the same thing. I am blessed.
A couple other things that have broken up our day-to-day routines are that my sister and my niece and nephew have come to visit and has ended up staying for a couple of weeks. Being able to spend time with my niece and nephew has been a joy. But it has had it's challenges since I received all of my stuff that was sitting in storage in Alabama for two years. So I have two houses in one at this point. It has been kind of a stress to have such clutter in my house, but it's unavoidable right now. We plan to sell 90% of it and use the money to help fix up the house. Once all this stuff gets out of here, I will be breathing easier again.
Well, that about sums it up for the month of May. I guess we will see you in June!! Happy Memorial day everyone!!