Thursday, June 26, 2008

Waiting in Excitement...and a little Frustration

Here we are! Waiting!!...

...And not in control!

(If you want to see more of the little ones, go to the next post)

Yup, that's right! Even though the pictures are not of me :), it's the way I feel. I'm waiting for that time when I'll be with Matt again, but I'm not in control of when that will be! (Annabeth is figuring out that tongue and those hands) It is looking like sometime between 2 and 3 weeks, Matt will be stateside again!!! I am just...ecstatic and antsy and unproductive! haha Sometimes it is difficult not knowing and not being in control, but we know Who is! Just this morning, I read a wonderful post about waiting in the Lord, "When Waiting is Hard." You can find it over at Seven Matters. She words it very well, and I relate!

I am keeping myself busy, packing away but gladly distracted by any little ones who come around this way. Sunday I leave for our family reunion, and am so excited! I'm riding down with Megan, my cousin Matt's wife, and my cousin Bethany. It's sure to be a fun ride...yes, with country music too Matt (Don't you wish you could enjoy that?)! That will be out in Michigan with as many family members as can come. Dad's one of 10 kids...that means lots of cousins, lots of laughing, and lots of fun! Here are most of the cousins 2 years ago, minus a few unable to be there and at least one not born yet, and minus all spouses of cousins and now their children:

I love my family so much. We always have a great time together, and us girl cousins are like sisters!

Bethany and Chrissy on top, Sarah and I below...they were all bridesmaids in our wedding...and sooo special to me! Of course, my other cousins, and their spouses are special too!

Then I will be spending more time with Chrissy, her husband, Nathan, and Sarah and the rest of Uncle Paul's family out in Indiana. There, I will have some more welcomed distraction, while I wait to hear when Matt is leaving, so I can book my ticket last minute and welcome him home! (That's the plan make it in time to welcome him.)

Packing is proving to be ...interesting. I need things for camping at the reunion that I don't need in California and vice versa (not a fan of that term either). And if you know me, you know I'm not a light packer! What can I say? My mom trained me well! Anytime I left the house, and it was like 95 degrees, I was told to bring a sweatshirt because it may get cool. So, I pack for every possible situation rain or shine, snow or desert drought..hehe...though it seems when situations arrive, I still am not quite as prepared as maybe I could've been.

Yes, that does mean blogging will have to take a vacation too. I'm sure many pictures and funny stories will come....and then....I'LL BE WITH MY HUSBAND! That might be when the real break begins, but you never know. I will have lots of free time while he's working. SOOOOOO EXCITED!!!! Now, if I could just know when to book a ticket before the prices get even more outrageous!

*I love you Man! I'll be seeing you soon! :)


mholgate said...

Hi there Becky! I am so glad you stopped by my site! It's Melissa, from Sevenmatters.

It sounds like you're keeping busy during your waiting period. It also sounds like you're surrounded by friends and family who love you, and that's good! They are a gift from God.

I came from a small family (just my sister and best friend) but my husband has two sisters and two brothers that are awesome! We are also having a family reunion over the fourth of July. If you think you have to be a good packer, try packing for five small children to go on a road trip across the state! :) Oh well, my mom taught me well too!

Have a good trip and I'll be praying for your husband's safe return.

In Him,

mholgate said...

Becky, it's fine for you to link to my site. The more visiters the merrier! Thanks for asking!


Heather said...

Becky, I am soooo glad you have such a fun filled summer ahead! I love how real your blog sound like such a joy to be around!

Megan said...

I'm looking forward to our road trip :)