Monday, March 21, 2011

oh happy happy day

Waking up next to your best friend in the entire world. There is no better feeling, especially after sleeping alone for the last 51/2 months. Yesterday was a roller coaster of emotion. I hate waiting, I'm not a very patient person so waiting all morning was almost so much to handle!

Brandon's mom and I tried to fill it as best we could, stretching out breakfast and walking around the Gateway mall. But there was good news! Brandon called about 12:30ish to let us know he was boarding the plane and would get home about 45 min. earlier than planned. I rushed and called everyone who was coming and let them know to get to our meeting spot asap! We all met up and made the short drive to the hanger where they would be flying into. My butterflies were going nuts! I was so nervous/excited. Finally, after what seemed like HOURS (which in reality was only about 30 min!) the plane landed. They passed, circled around and rolled through the water from the fire trucks to a stop right in front of where we were standing. The door opened and it felt like my stomach was in my throat! Brandon was about the 5th person off the plane. I was shaking I was SO excited! As he shook all of the important peoples hands I fought and squeezed my way to the front of the crowd and ran out to him. Being in his arms again was the most amazing feeling in the world. Words will never be able to explain what I felt. It was like falling in love all over again in those moments. All of that waiting, the tears and the fears all disappeared. Nothing that happened in those 5 long months mattered. All that mattered was that he was home safe and sound and I didn't have to let him go again. I get all teary eyed thinking about it! For most of the night it was almost not real. I keep thinking that I'm going to have to say goodbye again. I don't think it will be totally real until I get to bring him home for good!  All I can say is that it is the BEST feeling I've ever felt. My hero is finally home. 

This will be the last post for a while. I just want to enjoy my husband as much as I can!

Thank you for all of your continued support. It means more than you know!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

so very excited doesn't even begin to cover it!

I'm surprised that I'm able to sit down and type up a blog post! I have been bouncing around all morning! I can't sit still and my butterflies even have butterflies!

Tomorrow is the day I've been waiting for since October 29, 2010. Tomorrow I will finally have my honey home. It seems so unreal to me. That finally after all this waiting and uncertainty that he will be home and there will be no more skype dates! I'm ecstatic! If only words could explain my feelings right now! I would never ever even get close! There is more to come... after we finally get home and settled down. and of course there will be pictures too =]

Sunday, March 13, 2011

no more oceans to separate our love

Yesterday I was traveling home from Spring Break 2011 in San Diego. Spirits were not very high as the sun disappeared behind us and the air started turning colder.... that is until "husband" popped up on my phone. 
I haven't seen "husband" on my phone for 5 long months. Nothing could have picked up my mood better. I was so excited to hear that Brandon was in Maine. My husband was FINALLY back in the states. 
 Brandon boarded another plane to take him across the country, and we (Annaliesa, Brittney and I) continued our journey across 4 states. As we pulled into the frozen tundra also known as Logan, I got another text from Brandon. He made it to Washington safe and sound. 

It is so difficult for me to know that he is only like 2 states away from me and I can't board the next flight to go see him. I know that these next couple of days will go by (they will drag but eventually they will pass) and I will finally get to be in his arms. I have the biggest butterflies right now and I know they are only going to get worse and I'm going to love/hate every minute of it! It's settling in, he's safe, and he's coming home to me soon. 
March has definitely been the best month. 

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

our lucky month is FINALLY here!

Hallelujah it's FINALLY March! 
Honestly this is going to be the most wonderful month!

Brandon is leaving Afghanistan soon. From there he will make his way to Washington state and will be there for about a week and then it will be HOME SWEET HOME! Gosh it is still a couple of weeks away till he gets back to me but I already have the biggest butterflies knowing that it is so close! But I do know I'm not the only one getting so excited! 

As for me. Along with my butterflies, I'm a little bit nervous too! Not about having Brandon home, I'm more than ready for that but I am a little nervous about having the house prepared for Brandon's return.  I just wanted everything to be ready and perfect! Luckily I get to get away for a little while before he comes home! I'm going with two of my girlfriends to San Diego, CA for about 10 days! Oh it's going to be amazing!! But I know that I'll miss Brandon the whole time I'm there. It will be an interesting trip! 

I'm just so excited for the next couple weeks to be done and over! If anyone wants to know the dates that I have right now, just send me an email and I will let you know! We are so very thankful for all of your continued support over these months. 

*ps: just remember any dates right now are still very fluid and can change at any moment!