Oh wow, life is going to change tomorrow.
Joseph has been off for the past 3 weeks and it has been glorious. Just glorious. It has been the reprieve that I have needed from the past year and a half. The break that I have longed for and wanted desperately. And it was fabulous! And now it is over. Huge sigh.
I will miss having Joseph around. He has been completely selfless and has loved all over me in a way that I find tangible. He helped me with the kids, and has done all the dishes & laundry for the past 3 weeks. The man is my hero. How many husbands would do that? He cares about me so much and knew that I needed a break. And loves and appreciates me enough to give me one. Each morning he would ask me what I wanted him to get done that day...my own personal manslave! (Please, have no fear for his masculinity - in order to keep his manliness he watched war movies, drank beer and watched football while doing laundry.) Yep, I have one of the few good ones!
Since Joseph was home and doing all the work, I got to get lots of my little projects that I have wanted to do, done. I have been a hair bow maker, baby food chef and got to organize closets and (drum roll) the pantry! All things that I have wanted to do but been unable to find the time with Joseph gone and crazy busy.
We also got to spend lots of time together as a family. The kids love their Daddy and it was a treat for them to get to spend so much time with them.
We will miss him tomorrow, but the good news is that his next month long rotation is supposed to be an easier one and not too crazy hours. That will be nice for us!