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Sunday, March 27, 2011

The time has come

Brandon sent me an email on Friday with the inevitable news that he is being sent back to post.  As I read the message, I was surprised by my reaction.  Instead of immediately breaking down in tears, I almost felt... relieved.  We've been waiting for this news for a month now and part of me is happy to finally just get it done with.

In a week, the part of me that will be the only parent 24/7 to three young children will probably be asking the relieved part what it was thinking.

But, there's nothing that I can do about Post's decision except to wash Brandon's clothes, cut his hair, and buy him a book (that thousand-page one) for the long plane ride back.  My housekeeper will be ecstatic, and Brandon admitted that the separation will almost be worth getting out of his temporary job in DC.

There are rumors that Post is recalling all employees within the next three weeks, and this is in preparation for the return of families.  I hope it is true, as single parenting out of a suitcase was never in my plans as a mother.  But, until that day when we're back together for good, we'll get along.  Even if it does involve unusual amounts of macaroni and cheese or chicken pot pies.

7 comments:

Nisa said...

Oh, chicken pot pies... Now I'm hungry! I want to learn how to make those. But I digress. I wish I was there to help you out. Single parenting has never been in my plans either. I'll send lots and lots of prayers your way though and hope the separation is brief!

Alisa said...

Will you come to Raleigh and stay with your parents? Is there any reason you must single-parent? Hoping this doesn't last long!

Alisa said...

PS- I always pat myself on the back for making a pot pie. ;)

Jill said...

:( we will just have to start a single mother's club here at the Oakwood. Let me know if you need some babysitting.

Smallbits said...

I really hope it means you head home to join him soon!

UnkaDave said...

I agree - I hope you're all back in Cairo and together before too long, and that's from the guy who will miss his grandkids.

Bridget said...

I hope you go back soon to join him! Stay sane.