So here we are , into January Christmas is a distant memory already. BUT .. my memory still holds on to the sound of the car pulling into the driveway at every awakening hour but no loud music I’ve just realized as I’m thinking about it . Hmm my Son didn’t have his music blaring out of the car. That changed. Now the endless back door opening ..closing with the clunking sounds of shoes being taken of as the razzing of my sons friends continued. Now replaced to the door staying shut more and Miss Abigail looking at it and waiting… and wondering when he will walk in. My husband and I dropped my son off at the airport dressed all in his camo with his duffle bag swung over his shoulder as he walked away after the sad good bye hugs . I just watched in awe to the man . soldier he’s become disappearing out of sight into the building . .. where did that time go of that little blond boy holding on to my hand as we walked into preschool on his first day looking up at me with those big blue eyes questioning me to let him go and run with the other kids. …He is safe on base arrived in time for chow so that was the last time I heard from him happy he was eating since he hadn’t ate much when he left ,never does when he has to fly . So that was last night (Wed ) and then he stated he had to go told me they were taking their phones , so he told me he loved me and was off. Two months of classes he has for his MOS job . With that said the house is quiet and dark at night once my hubby and I and my daughter when she is home settle in for the night , no outside light shining into the kitchen on for him when he would arrive home ,no waiting to hear him quietly walk in. But that will change once he’s back or not because then life will settle in even more ..work , Army and a bit more grownup after being away a second time.

Now back to what I began to say it’s January, usually a dreaded long month for me .. never liked This month . Right now it’s not bothering me as it usually does which is surprising for a change. My hubby goes back to work on Monday and my routine of my own will begin if you want to call it that … my usual get up shower enjoy my coffee with news then do somethings around the house and then run into town to collect the mail . Will see if my son will eventually write or if it will be text messages instead. Then it’s a library run and back home to enjoy my daytime shows and think of something for supper . Routine is good. Changes throughout the years but still a routine. I’m must say I have things to keep myself busy besides the have to’s but the enjoyable things. My blog , starting a journal , reading , and most of all my adult coloring . Thankfully my kids got me a new beautiful adult coloring book with a beautiful set of colored pencils so that has been keeping me busy at night while my hubby and I watch our tv shows. Each day the days stay a little bit longer . So that is nice . I’m happy to have things to keep me busy . Tonight I must say the sunset was so beautiful the first beautiful one I’ve seen since 2019 arrived.


Author: windsofchange18

I am a stay at home mom of two. I love my morning coffee and my afternoon tea. I love spending time with my family. In my spare time I love to read and especially write. I hope what I share on here all of you will enjoy.

9 thoughts on “January…”

  1. I’m glad you were able to have closeness as a family. That closeness remains although you son is a distance away. He is thinking of home as he also balances his concentration for his MOS. He’ll be tasked heavily with classroom and field training. Eventually, the schedule will level off and he’ll gain more liberty and freedom. Yes, he is a man/Soldier now. His growth will continue as he becomes a military professional. We’re proud of him and each of you. May God protect each of you and enrich your lives in the days ahead.

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    1. Thank you for such kind words! It’s funny after I posted this post my phone went off it was my son! He said he gets his phone fri thru Sun then if in two weeks he passes his PT test he will have it on him for the last 6 weeks . He said he’s starting his classes earlier Monday instead of waiting two weeks so he’s happy said more laid back and likes his roommates . So that was good he did add he still missed us a lot tho ( hahaha) growing up . 🙂

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      1. Gladly. I’m glad he is settle back in and grasping the routine. Glad he’ll get his phone too. I recall years ago that we had to go to the pay phone as there were no mobile ones. Life sure changes. 😉

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      2. I think it’s a little easier in some things today but more of a challenge in others. Years ago we didn’t miss the instant communications because we didn’t have the capability. I guess we can say it’s all relative. Expectations with capabilities today can create more stress on all.

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      3. Also, it’s relative to the profession too. Military life incorporates the latest development and capability so young people will adapt quickly. Life seems to increase with warp speed. 🙂

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