As time gets closer for David to deploy, I find myself wondering what in the world am I gonna do to help make time pass by quicker! I also find that I REALLY DON’T sleep at night, and I also realize that he is going to be gone for our 14th anniversary, Gabby’s birthday, first day of school, soccer season, Volleyball club tryouts, Hayley’s birthday, Science Fair projects, excruciating Math homework, essays, vocabulary tests, Hayley’s first semester of Spanish, (which he speaks almost fluently!) splitting up on weekends because our girls have to be at 2 different places at the same time, Thanksgiving, and all those wonderful 4 day Federal holiday weekends that we share during that time! But most importantly, I am just gonna miss him. His presence, his strength, his sense of humor, the confidence that when something goes wrong, he will make it all better, basically his everything! Sometimes I think the anxiety that I am feeling will take my breath away! However, I really do know (once I wrap my head around him being gone) that we will be just fine, after all we are GOD STRONG, ARMY STRONG and Team HOFFS! We can make it through ANYTHING!!!
I also remind myself that “I can do all things through Christ who strengths me”!
I found this on pinterest the other day, and have been going back to read it often. I guess today is the right time to share it with you. I guess with the lack of sleep and this horrible head cold has left me feeling a little “unsettled” today.
I think this sums it all up, and I guess the idea to blog will be ”that task” to fill my time while he is away! It is something that I enjoy, and I think it will be something fun for me to focus on. That may sound strange to those of you who have never experienced the separation of your spouse, but trust me, what I feel is TOTALLY validated by each and every MILITARY spouse who has endured a deployment, and many have endured several deployments! Please remember to pray for our TROOPS and the families that are living this life daily. Some days are going to be harder than others, so please pray for continued strength for me and my girls as well. Also pray for David’s safety.
So what does all of this have to do with making a house a home? Our home is filled with love, happiness, acceptance, comfort, and strength! Our home is that place we go to when we need peace and comfort. Even though David will be gone and we will miss him terribly, I promise to continue to make our home that very special place to be! After all, HOME is where the ARMY sends you and definitely where your HEART is!