Sunday, November 30, 2008


Five days together sure goes by fast! Why do the days apart DRAG on like there is no end in sight and the days together are gone before you catch your breath? This morning has been very difficult for all of us. All the other guys on the boat are still here...except for mine. It always seems to work out that way for us. I know it works like this for others as well, and that is not what I mean. I just wish that time could stand still for a while - yet travel on at the same time. This morning was the first time I have cried when he left since we have been here. Each time gets harder and harder - and they say it gets easier! No... Love grows each day - and it becomes harder and harder to watch the one you love have to leave all the time.

It is Christmas Time

Though the snow falls, and it looks like a Christmas Card around here, the heart is heavy for me as I think about my family and friends on the East Coast. This Blog is for all of you. I know it doesn't seem as personal, but trust me; I am thinking of you as I write this. I miss you all so very much, and to top it all off - Phillip is leaving again for ten days to go to California. When he comes home from that, he will be leaving to go on a Santa trip to visit some remote villages in AK. Then, he should be home for about 5 days before Christmas.
He misses all of you, too. He really has a hard time coming and going all the time. He says he feels out of touch with what is important to him and our family. I know this is going to be worth it in the end, but it seems like an eternity when you add up all the time away from each other and put the rest of your life on hold!
Andrew is doing well. He loves to play in the snow, but talks often that he wishes he had a super power that allowed him to leave this place for long periods of time to be with his grandparents. He has started his long journey with the Scouts, and is making good grades in school. I am very proud of him!
My favorite part about living here is not having a steady job. I like to be here when Phillip gets to come home. It would kill me to go through all of this and never be able to see him because I have to go to work. I have adjusted to the ways of the place, but do not want to stay here for too long. It is sad to know that Phillip is counting down the days until we get to leave. Right now we are at 952!