Friday, July 31, 2009

"We're in the army..."

Oh my word, here we go. Casey is officially a member of the US Army. WHAT?! Yeah, that's what I keep thinking, too. Basic training is delayed, so he doesn't ship out until November 18... but STILL! That's only 3 1/2 months away! Before everyone gets the wrong impression, let me clarify: I am very excited about this. It is an amazing opportunity for us, and Casey is extremely excited about it. He has wanted to do this ever since I've known him. I think it will be really good for him personally, and let's face it--it'll be nice to have a solid income again! :) It's just also a little... scary? Anxiety-inducing?? Ok, I'm not really sure what the right word is, but you get the picture. The idea of being a single mom for 6 months is completely overwhelming, but I know God will see me through it. The thought of Abby having no idea who her father is after hardly seeing him for 6 months breaks my heart... but I know we'll come through that, too. We have no idea where we might end up being stationed, but I think we can view that as an adventure. My immediate human response is to totally freak out, but I am trying to remind my spastic self that God is in control of everything.

So what will change right now? We're not sure yet. We are thinking about selling the house in the next few months and looking for an apartment in Memphis so I can be closer to my parents while Casey is gone. Nothing is set in stone yet, but it's a possibility. What am I saying? Anything is a possibility right now.

Random side note: I received 2 more coaster orders on my website - from Canada! I have no idea how that woman came across my site, but I thought it was really neat. One set will be sent to Ontario and one to Nova Scotia. I should also be making more for David-Kidd Booksellers in Memphis soon, so that should help get us through the next few months. Hazzah for coasters!

And there you have it. My life is nothing like I thought it would ever be, but I'm learning to love it. :)


Elizabeth said...

WoW! Way to embrace the change, Rachel! I hope this new adventure you guys are on will be a blessing to all three of you. And, I'm not a bit worried about Abby forgetting her Daddy...she is a smart little thing.

Tiffany said...

this is quite an adventure! :) The military has alot of benifits... use them!

Also, i was wondering.. could you make me a set of coasters with just the two dandelion prints? I think in the "spring flower mix" its the top right and the bottom left one? Just two of each of the dandelion patterns.... email me with more details (price, and if you can do it)


Aunt Donna said...

Wow! was my first thought, and "what an adventure" was my second thought. So Elizabeth and Tiff took both of them. :) We'll be praying for you all to make the adjustments as they happen. And I think Abby will be just fine. Just keep showing her pictures of Daddy and she'll definitely remember him through the time he's gone.