FAQ's on Andrew's Return
My studly hubby is home and it’s been so nice adjusting to life again. As you can imagine, we’ve been a little busy with family and friends so I thought it’d be a good idea to answer some questions.
Why did he come home early?
The US is reducing the number of troops in the Middle East. At first they told Andrew there was no chance he’d leave early, but then it happened!
What was he doing over there?
He won’t say much about this and I respect that. I do know that he was Chief of Operations so the big decisions were his. He started to tell me a few details but then I agreed it was best if I didn’t know.
How are you adjusting?
I’m grateful that it isn’t as bad as I’ve heard others have had. It’s still a little fresh and exciting so I’m sure when things calm down we’ll do some more adjusting.
How do the boys feel?
They are SO thrilled! Chase never leaves his dad’s side and they play all day. After a week, Andrew could finally go to the bathroom in peace and we’ve even had a couple of date nights. Grey is the same old Grey. He love playing cars with his dad but is still a mama’s boy.
What did you miss most?
We used to stay up late talking about the boys and our days. I missed telling him everything. I also missed hearing him breathe at night. People laugh when I say that but I wake up a couple times every night. I was so used to hearing his deep and peaceful breaths. It was sad having just silence.
Will you still be doing your list and the blog?
I would love to but my priorities are my husband and kids. I’m really not sure how people manage to have that AND time for themselves. I would love to continue my goals. It has already done wonders for my mental and emotional healthy but honestly, I don’t know if it’s a big enough priority to make time for. But I will certainly try! And I’m still going strong with the boys’ list.
Where will you be living?
We will continue to stay with my mom. We plan to buy a home within a year or so. Our old home is being rented out, and I’d love to keep that as a long-term investment. When we do buy, we’ll likely stay within the county.
How is Andrew liking all of the attention from the viral video?
I really thought his head would explode from all of the attention but he’s quite humble. It’s neat for him to have a voice and affirmation that what he’s doing matters, but really, he just wants this time to spend with family and friends and not have his phone blow up.
Are you going to try for baby #3?
No!! (But we’ll practice.) Andrew is a bit more open to it than I am but I’m holding firm. I’m not quite ready to tie or cut body parts, but it’s a no.