February 11, 2011

Reunion Expectations

Reunion Expectations from ACU's, Stiletto Shoes, and Pretty Pink Tutus -
We'll agree that no one should do this but lets face it...its really hard not to have at least a few hopes/expectations for reunions. I think that's just because as military wives we often let ourselves visualize reunions to make it through even the shortest separations. So sometimes we take our favorite parts of those day dreams and really work hard to make them happen.

Since G.I. Joe leaves a lot we try to make the absolute most of every reunion no matter what the circumstances. When he came home from Iraq we had lots of ideal situations in mind but what actually happened was the total opposite. In the end we didn't care about anything besides being back together. Isn't that how it always works? We stress and plan but in the end we all turn to mush when those uniform-clad arms scoop us up again.

For this short separation I've been giddy over the reunion! For starters I get the rare thrill of picking him up during day light hours! Normally he just gets home after dark and we have to be super quiet so we don't wake Lucy. Then she sees him in the morning and its like "Oh, you're here. I must have been dreaming that you were gone. Okay, I need breakfast now, Daddy." But this time I get dolled up and go meet him!

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