Saturday, April 25, 2009

It's Really Happening

I just returned home from a 5 day trip to El Paso, TX. The love of my life got a 4 day leave that allowed us to be together for a total of 100 hours before a very tearful goodbye on an airport curb. And now he's gone. As in really gone. We're talking miles-and-oceans-and-land-and-seas-away gone. The distance is so great, the separation so long, yet he still managed to leave that sweet and wonderful adoring love of his home with me in my heart and I know he carries mine with him. Lonestar's "I'm Already There" says it the way it is for a military couple so much in love with each other, but so far apart.

The miles between us are too mind-boggling... God only knows when the next time will be that I will hear his sweet voice... It will be months--several months--before we will be together again, and even then it will only be for a short time before he must leave for another several months... I can't even bear the thought of the long journey still ahead of us.

I will post pictures from my trip in the near future... And being on my own, my life is becoming one tale after another of a military wife on her own, doing things like trying to replace windshield wipers (in a blonde, clue-less sort of fashion) in a WalMart parking lot during a severe thunderstorm with sirens blaring all around after discovering that the old wiper did nothing but flap and whip a rubber blade around on a rain-soaked windshield. Perhaps the crazy happenings in my life might warrant a few chuckles on your account.

In closing, I want to thank you all for your love and prayers and support. The last two months have been long and hard, the next ten or more don't promise to be any better. God has given us grace--not in day, week, or month-size portions, but moment-sized. We still dearly miss our baby and always will, but are comforted knowing that our blessing is waiting for us in heaven. Please continue to keep us in your prayers.


Julie said...

Your faith continues to be so encouraging. May God bless and strengthen you during this time.


Josiah and Abi Wissmann said...

Oh, Britt! You both continue to be in our prayers. May you know His faithfulness, love, and peace in measures you've never experienced before! Much love, and many hugs your way!!

Sydney said...

Praying for you often. :)


C said...

Hey Brittney,
You don't know me, but I wanted to leave a small note of encouragement for you. My mom, sister, and I have been dealing with all the "little" stuff for about two years without my dad. Having no brothers, it makes a little, uh...interesting. Just wanted to encourage you with this:
Yes, there will be days when you feel like if you step out your front door, a large rock will fall on your head. Yeah, I know about those. But there will also be days when the sun shines, and you will remember God's goodness. This too will pass, and this next year will seem so long in ways, but at the end of it, you will ask "where did the time go?". And yes, all three of us are blonde :).

I will be praying for you, Andy, and your family as you take this next year one day at a time.

-Your sister in Christ