I'm now officially a war widow. Technically, Z is still in the United States (Mississippi), but we no longer have a husband and daddy at home. Lleida, Cairo and I were able to spend all last week in Boise with Zach while he began his mobilization. To make it even sweeter, Cai has progressed light years in his walking skills which pleased Zach to no end. We talk to Z about once a day to see how he's doing (okay, but bored with briefings). As for us, my heart dropped when we drove into our driveway and I realized, this is it, I am now a single mother for the next year. Have I ever mentioned that I decided against single motherhood when I had to take care of Dad and Shawn for two weeks while Mom, Candi and Trina went to pick up Brandi from Germany? Yah, well, otherwise things have been pretty good. The kids, though sick with winter woes, are fantastic. Lleida has been a fabulous helper and since both kids aren't feeling well they've been going to around 7:00 p.m. Awesome.
I want to give a special shout out to Mom. Thank you, thank you for coming to Boise to drive home with me. Thank you for watching my children so I can go to dance. Thank you for always loving and supporting me. I love you so much. Happy Birthday Mom.