Well we are 96 days away from when Chris' orders begin. He informed me of this last night shortly before bed. Of course, I am not necessarily thrilled. Deployment has it's advantages and it's disadvantages. The advantages are that we don't pay taxes once he gets over there and once he re-enlists we can have that money tax free as well. However, the disadvantages are more numerous. We are here without Chris, which stinks tremendously. It also means that I am doing the single parent thing - although in truth, this isn't much different from out life now, because Chris works second shift, but at least when he's home I get a break. Also I am the one in charge of keeping the finances in order. Now I have my strengths, but balancing my checkbook is not one of them - I am terrible with money. However, Chris' mom offered to help me out with the money this time so I can't make it a huge mess. Also I am removing my debit card from my wallet and we are staying home a lot. Beka fares much better when we stay home and so does Lizzie. So home we will stay at home and work on keeping Lizzie and the girls on track. It helps that I have good friends and family now. I had friends and family last time, but I tended to withdraw and keep to myself, which I won't do this time. Please keep us in your prayers, we are going to need all the help we can from God to get through this year.
I also ask that you keep Lizzie in your prayers, her asthma is acting up. And we found out from the specialist that it is in fact, asthma. So this poor girl has autism, asthma, allergies, and amblyopia. Talk about getting it all and enjoying it less!
I hope everyone has a good week. We will be keeping you all in our prayers as well.
Love In Christ,