Monday, December 29, 2008

Santa...just like everyone else....

tends to run a tad fashionably late...but I guess when you are talking about me wanting Juice home oh so very much....more UNfashionably late is more like it...I was half tempted to write a letter to the customer service department over at the north pole....BUT in the end...when all is said and done...and I finish with my little tantrum that even the awriest of two year olds would admire....

I'm just so very blessed to have him home....4 Days late...not such a big deal...having that tantrum was oh so unbecoming....and glad the three dogs were the only ones that were in attendance....wouldn't want Pooh to get any ideas....

So I did get my Christmas wish...which I think had much less to do with ole Saint Nick...and more to do with J.C....I really am trying to do better with letting him do his thing...with his plan....but the controller in me....well you know....TRY is the operative word here....



It really is amazing how very....lets say unceremonial his return was....as unceremonial as his leaving....I actually felt a little bad...that it wasn't more festive...or dramatic...




11:00 A.M...call to say they should be arriving sometime between 10:30 p.m and 12:30 a.m...WaWa coffee run...check



wait....wait....wait....wait....wait....wait...wait....wait...



7:00 p.m. call to say that the plane radioed in...and should be arriving at 9:30 p.m...OH lord...only gives me an hour to get somewhat dolled up...as the butterflies are having a tweedle beetle battle in my stomach.....



8:15 p.m...put a sleeping Pooh in the car...with his Christmas Jammies...to bring a little festive cheer...and off we go....thank God all the Police were off on more important errands....to Dunkin Donuts....and didn't see my speedometor top 80 in a 65...whoops....



9:15 p.m...make it to the squadron building...to wait for the bus to take us to the flight line...and how sad is this...Pooh and I were the ONLY family members from Juices Squadron to be there...So I was going to bring on extra cheer for them...



9:50 p.m....drive out to the flight line....and wait.....and wait...and wait some more....the tweedle beetle battle has turned into an all out war in my stomach...and Pooh...well he's had enough...and the WHOLE bus knew about it....



10:10 p.m. ..walk up the stairs to the inside of the plane....and WHOOSH....tweedle beetles...anialated...a warm, loving...welcome...with families from the other squadron meeting their loved ones....it made all the irritation just go away....but crap...forgot the camera....of course...(so I'm including Pics from the LAST homecoming....)
























11:30 p.m.....Finally driving home....and can I just say....not a good idea to let a man drive...who has only been traveling in vehicles that go up to 619 mph....yeah....record time...



12:00 a.m .....all I can say...all that movie worthy romance....well...the most action I got was a kiss...and some snoring in my ear.....



So now this morning as I sit sipping on a cup of coffee....writing this....the cosmos has realigned....that little bit of nervousness and worry...that is everpresent whenever he is away...has quieted....and hallelujah....my feet were actually warm all night....



I really did miss his "Holy Crap your Feet are Cold"....nightly ritual....



it's those little things....like hearing him gargle...that I can't take for granted...for I know....within the next 2-4 months...he'll be back across the wild brown yonder....



But hey....Christmas Wishes...can happen all year long....

22 comments:

Erin Tales said...

Thank yu so much for sharing this story. I cant even imagine not having hubby home! What a strong family you have.

Mrs de Miranda said...

I am soooooo happy for you!!! How wonderful to have him home!!! I have to say your post brought a little tear to my eye!! I can not wait until Sidnei is home!!

jubilee said...

Oh, I know the butterflies and beetles feeling! The Calm One is only gone once in a while on military missions, but the anxiety while he's gone . . . the butterflies when he comes back . . . yep.

Thanks for stopping by earlier.

Jody said...

You stated that as well as any Airforce (or military) wife could have! I teared up looking at the pics of you getting to see him! There is nothing better than the homecoming! I am so excited for you! :)

Cindy said...

Yah!!!! Late is ok...as long as he is home, safe and sound and next to your cold feet :)

Julie said...

Wow...I wish he could stay.

april kennedy said...

Oh I loved that post! It reminded me again of our days of the military and TDYs. (Do they still call them that?) I have some funny stories of Hubs homecomings too and some sweet ones!

One time he left when I was 4 months pregnant with first child and a flat tummy and came home with me 8 months pregnant and a basketball stuffed under my dress. I did manage to buy a sexy bra/panty set to try to disguise the belly for when he undressed me!!!

And one time he came home from Haiti - I met him at Philadelphia airport (the only family that drove there from the base...I couldn't wait until they bused them to the base...and his first shirt let him drive home in my car..not the bus)...they flew commercial. I smiled at all the guys as they came off the plane because I couldn't freakin recognize which man was mine! They all looked the same....desert BDUs, gun slung around body and tanner than anyone I had ever seen in my life. I finally recognized hubs when he was the only one to hug me while he smiled back!

Glad your man is home safe and sound. I loved your Christmas picture!

April said...

Wow...that really makes me appreciate how good I have it with hubby home all the time...it must take a strong woman to deal with your lifestyle! Thanks for sharing...I'm all teary-eyed now!

kjamama said...

I'm so glad he's home! :) We love you guys so much!

Bethany said...

How very, very sweet. So happy for you!

Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

Its a bummer that Juice got home later than planned, but I am glad he is home now. Better late than never, right? ;)

Maven said...

I've only just started reading your blogs and already I'm hooked. I am so glad your husband got home safe and sound. This blog really touched me and made me think about the ever present, under the surface, anxiety that must live with you while he's gone.

SuZ said...

Ahhh, how nice was that!! I'm glad he's home safe. Even if it's only for 4 days.

SWC said...

the good stuff is always worth waiting for...

enjoy ringing in the new year!

Ritch in Love said...

Good things come to those who wait. You are so blessed to have him home! I know you'll take advantage of every mili-second!

Aubrey said...

Wow. What a great post. I am sitting here with tears in my eyes thinking of the sacrafices you both make for us!
Have a blessed 2009!

Momstart said...

Happy times!!!

Jaime said...

Congrats on the homecoming...yay! Love your header btw, that pic of your son is priceless! Thanks for stopping by my saucy blog and have a happy new year. :)

Cindy said...

Happy New Year!!

LenaLoo said...

I would have had a tantrum too... Glad he's home, have a Happy New Year...

Rachel said...

So happy for you guys. Hope you are enjoying your homecoming time together!

Tamara Jansen said...

What a wonderful story!