Monday, August 09, 2010
For the last 18 years, my husband and I have hardly ever been apart, just a few days here and a few days there.
Tonight I put him on a flight to the Middle East. He is going with a sense of adventure, and he loves his job. He'll be on assignment there for 6 months. At 16 and 13, the kids are old enough to help now. Still, it's a big change.
In general, I am not good at separations, and I am not quite sure how I'll take this yet. It still feels a little unreal. I know it will mean a lot more work for me. I already work full-time, and I'll have all of the home stuff to do too, from cooking to paying the bills, to getting the trash out, to being the parent there for the kids, whatever they need, chauffeuring them around, teaching my daughter to drive, and helping her through her junior year of high school.
It's late now, and I have to get to bed. Hopefully, I'll have a better perspective in the morning.