Sunday, September 30, 2007

If I haven't lost my mind already, then I probably will this week

I'm lonely.

Well, I just put that right out there, didn't I?

School started and people got busy and suddenly I have literally gone weeks without a face-to-face real conversation with someone.

Oh, I've been to Bible Study and church and cheer practice and talked to people, but an honest-to-goodness conversation?

Weeks.

So I decided that on Tuesday I'll load up my crew and drive 8 hours to visit my friend Joy, whose husband is also deployed.

Or so I thought.

I don't know quite how I did it, but the brain cells? They are failing me.

It doesn't take 8 hours to drive from Mississippi to North Carolina.

It takes 14.

And I'm still going to attempt it.

And I mean attempt, because I'm a practical person and I know that I may make it to Alabama or Georgia, stay in a hotel for the night, and turn around and head home the very next day.

But if I make it, we'll have seven kids and zero husbands, and the refreshment of as much time as I want with a Christian sister who has known me since before my husband and I started dating.

And that is definitely worth the effort.

So if you don't hear from me for a few days, then I'm probably in North Carolina.

Hopefully with all three of my kids in tow, and still in possession of my sanity.

And if anyone knows where the Starbucks are located along the way? Share!

I have a feeling I'll need the caffeine!

5 comments:

Misty said...

my husband isn't deployed, but we are living 2000 miles apart, with no money to visit each other so I can understand where you are at, a little. (of course not entirely)
It's so hard because God created us for fellowship and community, and life definatly gets bleak and dreary when we don't have that to feed our spirits! I hope you make your trip, and that it goes smoothly and quickly... A good friend always makes everything better...

Jen said...

I think it is definitely worth the effort! I'll keep my fingers crossed that it's a trip full of happy, quiet children and yummy Starbucks pit stops! I was going crazy the last two days being alone for four hours with the baby...I would be beyond insane if I hadn't had a real conversation in two weeks! Have Fun!

Bethany said...

OH! Do take care.

I'm such a crummy friend! This makes me feel incredibly guilty!

As soon as you get back, we'll do something. I've got interesting news to share. Maybe you'll understand why I've been so out of touch.

And I'm not pregnant. So don't even think it. :D

Ange & family said...

Desperate times call for desperate measures. I'm proud of you for deciding to go and I believe you'll make it!

lil ole' me..... said...

I have no idea where the Starbucks are...
Hope you have the best conversation ever!! :)