4.26.2011

Turning The Corner ...

We don't post a calendar in our house. On a good day I'm lucky if we remember what day of the week it is. We often forget to return library books on Wednesday, pack Sheridan's baton on Monday morning, and remember to bring Spanish homework on Tuesday afternoons. We're notoriously late for elementary school and Sunday School. And goodness help me when I forget that Wednesday's are early-out days.

But today? Today we remember.

April 26, 2011.

Nine months to the date that Matt left for Iraq. Two hundred seventy days. Just about the amount of time it takes to "cook" a baby. Or complete a school year.

We normally don't do any countdowns. We don't cross days off our non-existent calendar. We really try hard to stay on track, keep to our schedule, enjoy the days as best we can.

But today? Today, I'm making an exception.

Nine days until Matt comes home on his next and last R&R. Three weeks until Grady's birthday. Six weeks until our pack-out. Six and a half weeks until we move into a hotel. Eight weeks until school ends. Nine weeks until we possibly move to Virginia. Ten weeks until we possibly move into our new home. Thirteen weeks until Matt flies out of Iraq for THE last time, and we start our new chapter together. As a family.

Not that I'm counting or anything.

15 comments:

Smallbits said...

Can't wait until he's back with you for good. You have a lot coming up. Good luck with everything! I hope you all have a great time while he's on leave.

Jen said...

Yay for that corner being turned!

Headless Mom said...

Yay!

Mom24 said...

Those are wonderful things to count! So happy for you. I hope you have a great R&R with Matt.

Anna See said...

Such wonderful, exciting things to look forward to!

Issas Crazy World said...

I'm not sure which part of this post I loved more. The nine day part, which is just awesome. Or the first paragraph which made me feel so much better about myself right now.

Love you friend. Nine days will come fast.

Bfiles said...

how wonderful! so glad his visit and your new chapter in life together are almost here.

Christy said...

Oh my gosh I'm in tears for you! So happy that the end is IN SIGHT! And that he will be back with you soon! Reading this really put my bad few days in perspective - thanks for that. xx

Michelle said...

Those are countdowns worth counting!

Jodie at Mummy Mayhem said...

That is great news. I'm certain 2 days over there is long enough, let alone 270.

x

Donna said...

And here I was thinking my life was confusing, what with my 2 1/2 inch diameter cookies.

desigheeandcoffee said...

Good luck!! Praying for you!

Shannon said...

That sounds like a good day to remember. I am glad the end of this long year is finally in sight for you and your family.

We didn't keep a calendar either until I finally got tired of showing up to pick up the kids only to discover the someone had after-school activities and I had forgotten AGAIN. Then I would get to sit in the chair of shame by the office while all the uber organized and always punctual Germans showed up on time to collect their children looking at the poor clueless American on the way by. Same women also trained me to actually get dressed and put on makeup before setting foot on campus, no more wearing pj's or yoga pants to drop the kiddos off at school.

Robin said...

Yay! You're in the homestretch now!

Hope you had a great Passover too.

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Heidi said...

Wow!! I would be counting too. To good times ahead!

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