Today marks FOUR WEEKS since my heart left. Right now it feels like those first four weeks flew by, but as I think more about it, they really have dragged on. So many ups and downs, so little sleep.
Hubby called me last night, after a week of almost no contact (just a couple of brief emails). We actually had a pretty good conversation, including the part about Bonehead. And he got to talk to Knucklehead on the phone, which was pretty cool!
Speaking of cool, I found out today that Bonehead DID get into the Operation Purple Camp that we applied for - he was initially wait-listed, so apparently some of the kids who were originally accepted were not able to participate. I know my dear Bonehead doesn't 'deserve' to go, but this program is so incredibly POSITIVE, I just can't see taking that experience away from him. This may be just the break he needs from all the deployment stress. And it is a SURF CAMP! He will be camping on the beach all week.
Anyway, we are all hanging in here - doing better than I actually expected to be right now! Finding ways to laugh, play, relax.
Knucklehead told me this joke before he went to bed tonight:
"How does a man with no legs cross the freeway?"
(silent shrug from me)
"You take the F out of free and the F out of way"
.....(confused look from me, and then YES I fell for it, I actually FED him the punchline.....)
Did you say it out loud? I did: "There's no F in way"
OK not necessarily the funniest joke I have ever heard, but from my TEN YEAR OLD????
His laughter alone will get me through the MANY remaining weeks of this deployment. :)