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My Toughest Challenge Yet

September 26th, 2009 at 11:46 am

For $5 incl/shipping, I got The Millionaire Next Door off of Half.com a week ago and I just got it today. I hope its a good read, I've heard great things about it. I'll have lots of time to read on the 15 hour trip to Hawaii and then back.

Aside from that, I feel like I'm still dragging my feet. Being left alone to deal with all this has been daunting.

I thought I was handling everything so well, and then I fly back here... DH gets pinned for Chief and off he goes to go on a mission. He was supposed to get back yesterday but because of this or that he is getting back tomorrow.

There is something challenging about being told someone you love is going to die, being 5000 miles away from that person, and then being left alone to take care of four kids for 8 days.

I've been through deployments, trainings, grad school, and THIS has actually been one of the hardest things for me. Dealing with such overwhelming news, being alone, and still trying to stay strong to keep life normal for my children.

I've really needed him the past few days.

Anyhow, I've been trying to stay busy. I've restructured my schoolwork so that I'm getting all the big stuff out of the way. I had a fraud research paper to do that I finished this week, and now I have to study for my exam on Wednesday, do homework for my other class, and do another case study. The fraud paper was the bigger one of the assignments.

However, I want to get this stuff out of the way cause I have a feeling that this may only get harder because of the situation with my Dad... so I want to be able to not have to worry about writing 20 pg papers while I'm trying to deal with the fact that as I'm graduating with my master's degree... my Dad may or may not be around at that time.

3 Responses to “My Toughest Challenge Yet”

  1. LuxLiving Says:

    I feel for you! Wish I was there to at least sit w/your kiddos while you got a moment or a bunch of moments to just go off & process w/freedom to breakdown w/o scaring the kids. Any way you can get some early swaps of babysitting with you giving IOUs for your portion for much later?

  2. homebody Says:

    Hang in there. You have lots of people who are praying for you and your family every day and I am one of them. My nephew leaves for Navy bootcamp October 7th and my sister is now going to be an official military family too. He is going into intelligence (graduated 2008 with a degree in international relations). My SIL is scheduled to leave for Afghanistan in April 2010. I am dreading the 24 hour a day worry.

  3. ambitioussaver Says:

    Thanks, I really appreciate all the positive thoughts and prayers.

    Homebody, I will keep your family in my thoughts too as they embark on this new journey Smile

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