Monday, July 21, 2008

The Military Wife

Being military has its ups and downs and we've been able to made the best of both so far. One of the downs is being apart at times. David went TDY (temporary duty) this morning. This means he flew to Ohio to take another military law class. This a great thing for his career because he can continue to learn and gain more legal knowledge in areas he hasn't gotten to focus on. I believe this week's class is on family law. Each JAG is able to specify which classes s/he would like to go to throughout the year. Then depending on space in the class and the timing with cases and other office things they are sent to the class if possible. I think that a TDY can be any temporary duty including deployment, just as a FYI.

For some reason I am really emotional today. I really hate being away from David. Who doesn't right!? But, after I dropped him off at the airport I went to church. I was really looking forward to church because we have loved the worship we've had there so far. It was a rough time though today. I was sitting alone of course and then the preacher does this "talk amongst the people you're sitting by" thing. Um, yeah no one talked to me. I know that sounds like a pity party thing but I'm new and know no one! I know there were others who didn't get talked to as well and I just don't get that!! It's church, the body... why would we leave anyone out? I can't say I am innocent and have never done this but when you become the new person you realize all the things that you need to be sensitive to in the future. The people sitting right by me had the closed off body language and turned themselves the opposite direction from where I was sitting. This just really hurt. Besides that whole thing, at least I was challenged by the sermon.

Wrigley and I are just trying to get through this hot day in the upper 90's with no A.C.!
Here's a beautiful snapshot I'll leave with you, a picture from our window as the sun set on Friday night. Thanks Lord! The mountain on the left is Pike's Peak.

7 comments:

the kicker is... said...

okay friend, that is just a real, honest bummer. I'm sorry this happened at church. having been the new person quite a bit in the past few years, I really "get" this. And it DOES stink.
how long is David gone?
love you, and hugging you from here!

Eryn said...

D is right, that just stinks! I am sorry, hang in their friend! Keep in mind, that is not at all how the Lord feels about you...unfortunately, we Christ followers do not always reflect his heart well. :(

Matt & Eryn said...

Hey Kelly, I have good news re: adopting from Nepal! It has been closed for several months, due to revamping the system. All good changes according to our Agency, All God's Children (AWESOME). It is supposed to be reopening in about 60 days, and will be open to couples who are not infertile (but I think you still have to be 30). You can read more at AGCI's website, just click the Nepal flag, and it gives the criteria there. :)I think we've decided on Ethiopia...it's generally easier process, it's open now, and it's less $. And we're excited!!

David & Bethany said...

Kelly, I totally understand about how hard it is when your husband travels! Dave is gone every Monday-Friday, and I am frequently tempted to have pity parties for myself!!! I'm not a pro at it, yet, but I've found ways to make the evenings less lonely, & I know it will get easier for you, too...though it's never fun! The pic of PP is so GORGEOUS...makes me miss CO so much!

Beth said...

It doesn't get easier when they leave, but you do learn a lot about yourself. Hang in there!
Also, so sorry that happened at church!

Stephen Becker said...

For the record, I hate being away from David too. And I cannot believe he was in Dayton, Ohio...

Anonymous said...

Hi Kel, I feel your pain about the church thing. I went to church last week without John(and I know hes not my husband, but that guy won't go anymore) so since Johns been my church companion not that hes gone, it hurts and people aren't as welcoming as you might think they'd be. I'm so thankful for your aunt Connie, because when I see her after church she always gives me a big hug, and the Lord knows how much I need that!.. So Kelly, hes sending you a huge hug even though its a bit late. I love you Kel and love reading this blog, its great! Dawn

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