Saturday, January 24, 2009

reintegration: week 2: a few bumps

so we made it through another week of reintegrating. and well, to be honest, it seems like we're nearly back to where we were when aaron deployed the sunday after thanksgiving in 2007. well, cayman is bigger and we live in a different house and aaron isn't preparing to deploy. but as far as everything else, most things are back to our normal.

i have noticed one difference though. just as they say we all change during the course of a deployment, i've noticed our changes. there are the physical changes, but there are also the personality changes. not necessarily bad, but different. i've noticed in myself that i'm more blunt and more easily to question someone's commonsense. in aaron, i've noticed that he gets frustrated more easily and that he's impatient about certain things.

however, these changes are good. they are helping us grow together and stronger. sure, this week we've had our bumps, neither one of us wanting to hurt the other's feelings ended doing just that in the end, but we're growing from it. and that's what's important. and i feel that God gives us those changes and those moments to help us grow. and many times, those changes, those moments are just what we need to answer those prayers we've been asking for.

ps, i love you more today than yesterday, but not as much as tomorrow


Ria said...

Just wanted to say hi. (It's Wroughtirony from Cinc) Our men came home at pretty much the same time, so it's been a crazy couple of weeks for both of us! I'm so happy to hear that everything is going well with your family! Sean and I got married! The ceremony was lovely and the pictures are here: He's heading to Polk Thursday morning, I'm waiting for us to get housing!

Best wishes!