I know that I have not been very good about posting this year. I just can't seem to find the time these days. But, as 2008 leaves and 2009 is already here, I have missed not being able to post like my blogger friend (Pam), who coincidentally is much busier than I could ever even think of being and she still finds the devotion to her blog site. If you want to see what I mean, just check it out...http://www.pramom26.blogspot.com/. She is awesome and she needs to know that. I wish I had half the patience and love she has.
Onto my post....
This I will miss about 2008? Sure there are lots I suppose, like living in the United States, going to Wal Mart, knowing I will be able to understand what is being said. These are things I miss about being home. I miss my family. I miss Travis' family. I miss my friends, even though I still talk to them on a regular basis. It is funny what we take for granted in life. I remembered those things when we were here before and I remember those things now. Don't get me wrong, being in Germany is a gift that most never receive and we have been given the opportunity twice in less than 20 years. My son has been given the gift of seeing where he was born. This is a moment that he will never have to miss, because he has been given the opportunity to do something that we thought he would never have.
I will not miss my hubby being in Iraq. Hubby was there for 15 months and did not come back unscathed. Thankfully, he was not physically hurt in any way, but emotionally, he was and sometimes still is a wreck. You see, he lost a soldier under his watch and that was worse for him than if he had died. I will miss the feeling I had when he came home for the first time for R&R though. You know, that is such a sweet and intimate homecoming...much different than when they come home at the end. There's not the fanfare and glitter as there is when the entire group comes home...not that it's not exciting, just different.
I will miss my baby being in elementary school. Colin completed his 5th grade year in 2008. I don't have anymore babies. They are all growing up so fast. I will miss Haley soon enough as she will be a senior next year. Where did the time go? Thomas is coming up right behind her too.
I guess there are so many things that I miss about 2008, but there are so many things to look forward to in 2009 that I want to focus on. Hopefully, I will not miss any of those moments and will be able to record them here for you all to enjoy! Love you all and Happy 2009!