I can’t believe that it has been 5 months( on 7/15//16) since my husband has been gone on deployment. We are almost to the half way point of this being over.
I decided to share a few of my thoughts of the process thus far.
I’m learning so much about myself and honestly enjoying the time to actually focus on me a little. It was definitely hard at first.
Most of my time is focused on our son Jaxon. Jaxon keeps me busy 99.9 percent of the time.
I’m so thankful to be able to be at home with him. I prayed that God would make a way that allowed me to be home and not have a 9 to 5.
He heard my prayer and I’m here with my baby.
Being a full time SAHM is a tough job. Harder than any full time dental job I’ve ever had. But the MOST REWARDING! I Mean it, the best job I could ever have. From the time I open my eyes until I close my eyes, I’m working. Most of the time no breaks, because it’s just me. I’m not complaining, just speaking the truth.
My day usually starts at 7 am with Jaxon pulling on me and giving me kisses. Sometimes Jax will wake up before 7 and I refuse to get out bed before then. Jaxon is usually in bed and sleep by 8pm.
I only have a few friends that I actually hang out with that have children, so I usually schedule play dates once or even twice a week. My son has great social skills and loves playing with his friends.
I love play dates because it gives me a chance to connect with other moms and get/or give advice on parenting. A lot of times I spend so much time with Jaxon I forget that I need to have adult conversation.
One thing that I’ve learned during this deployment is that I’m a strong human being.
I find that when I’m sad the most, so is my husband. I try not to cry and hide my feelings because I have to be strong for him. I know my husband being away is super hard on him. A strong marriage requires a husband and wife to be strong for one another in moments where the other may be weak.
I will continue to uplift my husband and be his strongest supporter. My husband is the strongest person I know. It’s not easy being away from your wife and child a year, in a foreign country by yourself.
Most of the time when I get stressed out or frustrated with something, I try to remember that my husband would help and be here if he could.
Honestly, prayer has really changed my life. I find that when I pray in the beginning of my day, my day runs smoother.
Many people take for granted their spouses and I’m learning that you have to cherish every moment and be appreciative of them.
The best compliment I received so far from my husband was a simple ” thank you for taking care of our son, I know it’s hard, I appreciate you”.
Family has been another great factor. My husband Grandmother is one of the best people ever besides MY family that is constantly checking on Jaxon and I.
It means the world to me that even though she’s about 12hours away, she calls and constantly emails me.
My family has also been great during this deployment. Without my Mommy, sister Shanae and sister/scuzzy Shelly,I wouldn’t be able to handle it thusfar.
A lot of people say they will there for you but actions speak volumes. Ive learned who really cares about us within the first month. From friends to family, I learned who really loves us. It takes a simple call or email. I will just leave that here.
My closest friends Kiara and Hannah have also been amazing. One lives about 30 mins away and the other all the way in Texas.
I have FaceTime dates with Kiara ALL the time.
I admit I try to stay really busy. I’ve been doing tons of home projects, started this blog and I stay uploading on my YouTube channel, I’m also finishing my classes in interior design and I’ve been doing a summer reading program with my niece Ari.
I’ve been so handy around my house. My brother inlaw, Daddy O has been my saving grace. He has fixed so many things around my house. I’m so grateful for family. My nephew Bryce is also an amazing guy too, he cuts my grass once a week.
We have one more visit with my husband coming up and then he will be home. I’m just counting down..
I’m glad to share a little bit of an update. I hope you enjoyed and I’ll see you in the next post.
Xo Mia 😘