Our family has gone through some pretty big changes in the form of significant beginnings and endings this last year and a half and there’s more on the horizon.
It began with my husband being rehired by Anheuser-Busch and him moving out west ahead of me in January of 2013. Jake and I moved back down to northern Indiana from Michigan so he could finish out his last year and a half of high school.
It’s been going fine and each of us has adjusted the best we could. Jake and I have flown together and separately to see Todd out on the road on a few occasions – me more than Jake of course, as he has had high school to work around.
As of right now I’m at the Denver Airport waiting for my fight back to Indiana. I flew out for a week while the hitch was at their home base in Fort Collins. It’d been since February 7th of this year since I saw him last and that was down in Texas for five very fun days.
Make no mistake, three months is our maximum. We knew this from Todd’s first “ten year tour” he did with the Clydesdales back in the 90’s. Suffice it to say, it was really good to see my husband again. And as I sit here I feel more calm. More in control. Like my batteries have been recharged and I can make through to what has begun to feel like “the finish line”.
This finish line being Jakes graduation from high school and me moving back out west, back home to Idaho in three short weeks. Now here’s where I’m going to sound like every mother who’s ever had their one and only finish up their high school senior year, but maybe worse: I feel like I’ve been mourning off and on for two whole years. Pathetic? Yes. Ashamed? No!
It’s all good. We will live through it, pretty sure everyone does. We’ve got plenty to occupy our minds like finals and Open House preparations. A few short days after the open house party I’ll be pointed west so there’s a bunch of travel prep. Thank goodness minimal packing, as just about everything is still in storage and already boxed/packed.
I will be back in the fall to move the boy into his college dorm/apartment. But first we enjoy the summer and for my kid that means doing his job at the crop dusting service he’s been at for the last three years. Summer for me means I continue to look for a place to settle (and unpack all our boxes in to!) and travel as much as possible with Todd on the road.
Beginnings and endings….my Quarter-horse Indy isn’t to be left out either. The bay horse is going to “Summer Camp”! But I’ll fill you in on that some other time.
Be well and enjoy your Spring!