Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Holding Pattern

I am starting to feel like an impostor on my own blog. Yes, I am still a pilot's wife, however with Bob's new job, he is home so much, it seems more like he retired! Don't get me wrong, I love that he is home more.. its just way more! He went from being gone about 25 days a month to being home 25 days a month!(okay maybe not 25 but at least 18-20). Its been an adjustment on both our parts. He is learning that life at home is chaotic,and messy,he doesn't get his meals on time,he has no control over the remote,and his laundry isn't delivered!I am also learning that I didn't mind having a husband that was gone that much.. JK.. or am I?
I always wondered what it would be like to have a "normal" family life. When women asked how I handled him being gone all the time, I would joke and say "how do you handle him being home all the time?! well,now I have an answer to both questions!
Bob is able to coach basketball for Nolan, take Regan to her Father-daughter dance, get up for late night feedings with Liam, and we have even been able to plan a romantic night out.
It feels like we are in a different season in our life, our career, and our marriage.Its exciting and scary at the same time, sometimes it feels like we are in a holding pattern, going around in circles,trying to find where we are supposed to land. But,we know that as long as we continue to stay on course we will find the runway lit up for a safe landing.


Anonymous said...

Look at it as a way to build up your marriage and family and strengthen yourself for the next big change/challenge. It's a blessing.

Anonymous said...

Hi. I am a pilot wife as well. I'm so happy to have found your blog! Found it through google by searching Christian pilot wives blog. It is really encouraging and I like your positive attitude about your husbands career. Just wanted to say that you really encouraged me and made me laugh when I was feeling overwhelmed with the pilot lifestyle - thanks!

Victoria Laktash said...

I like this one. It's good.