Friday, March 25, 2011

The Waiting Game

When we got married and I moved from Arizona to Hawaii, we knew Husband would be deploying within 6 months of my arrival. Knowing we would just have to store everything during the deployment, Husband made the executive decision to leave all of our gifts at home. Even though I knew this made sense, I was bitter. I wanted to play with all of my our new presents!

After Husband deployed and I came home to Mom and school, I was even less thrilled with the idea that our presents were not in Hawaii. Having to look at them, day in and day out, for the better part of a year did not sit well with me. The longer they went unused, the more irritated I got.

Yesterday was the straw that broke the camel's back. I was tired of living like a transient, always waiting for the the good parts of my life to happen. I was ready to be happy with the way my life is now. So I got a giant box and packed it with my very favorite presents and other things that I just didn't want to live without anymore.

When I make my way back to Hawaii in about a month, this box will be flying with me. I don't care that it's going to cost $30+ to get it on the plane and I don't care that it's going to have to be moved again in another 6 months. I want to be comfortable with my current life and if it takes silverware and cake plates to do that, then that's what's going to happen. I'm going to stop waiting and just start living.


  1. ah! i couldn't agree more! all of our gifts & things stayed back on the mainland... i haven't decided if i'm gonna move em back after this year is up or what.. but i guarentee a few things are going to be coming with me. its no fair leaving it all behind :-/

  2. Yay! I like the idea that milspouses can actually take a little control (even if it's just over place settings!) in their own lives. Yes, there's a lot of compromise, and yes, it's usually the spouse doing it because what the Army says, goes. It's these little victories that feel satisfyingly rebellious.

  3. Why not? Enjoy your gifts!

  4. You go girl! ...that sounded less cheesy in my mind haha