Sunday, May 1, 2011

Myrtle Beach Retreat

Today as I glance out the window of this lonely hotel room, I realize that the cliche' that I hate and see all over town is so true. Since being at Bragg, I see a lot of cars weekly that half the bumper sticker on their car that says "Half My Heart is _______". Well, it is true. Half my heart is in Afghanistan. I won't advertise it for fear of being targeted, as if it's not noticeable, however, still, I don't want an open door for freaks and weirdys. R and R was wonderful even if I was sick the entire time however, I could have sat on a glacier and stared at that man for fourteen days I would not have minded. He is one of those men your Mama warned you about :) He gets more handsome with age. I mean that sincerely. When I saw that hint of green camo peek from behind the airport security checkpoint, my knees began to knock and my heart nearly stopped. He was just as I remembered him, but even better. It's like thinking you are getting a hand knitted sweater for Christmas and end up with a Coach purse. True story. Whew....talking about him, makes me miss him even more but I talk talk talk all I can, it's less painful that way.

This weekend I am at a Deployed Spouses Retreat in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Out of all of the retreats this one was the worse. :( I hate that because I advertise them so heavily. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the free room and food however knowing you are eating leftovers twice is not appealing to me. The classes were way more geared toward a Marriage Retreat feel than a Deployed spouse retreat. The lady sitting next tome brought her 17 year old daughter, which I was NOT happy about. I cannot express freely what I wanted to say and neither could anyone else. She repeatedly said, "my marriage is over, this stuff doesn't even apply to me but it is teaching this one what not to look for"....It made me sick really. Being honest and a bit violent I wanted to punch her in the face. I do not like it when people use their kids as pawns and crutches and it was clear she was doing just that. Broadway at the Beach is by far my favorite place here to go and I love love love it there. It seems like every time I go there is something else to do and buy. I cannot afford to be loving it so much, but I do.

On that note, back to the deployment, Mike has been moved. I won't say where to however he is thinking it is a much better place as far as amenties go and we are estatic about that. Can you say Skype Chat again? Whoo HOOO!!! That is all for now, friends and famly, but I am trying to do better about updating this with pics and such. Im on a mission too, and unfortunately, time slips by me so quickly and for that I am greatful too.

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