My husband is very mission oriented. Unfortunately, I am not the mission. Yet.

So when he called – finally – he explained that he just didn’t think of calling me. They were very very busy. If a plane had crashed it would have been on the news, so why was I worried? Like I can’t think of 1000 other tragedies that could befall him.

He has forgotten how upset he gets if I go missing. “Why didn’t you take your phone?” or “Why didn’t you answer your phone?” he’ll say. Once even: “Why do I pay for this phone if I can’t reach you when I want you?”

How did we function a mere 10 years ago without these modern conveniences?

He is expected to arrive at bedtime tonight. He will try to catch an earlier flight. Only Fritz knows, because Fritz is scheduled to play laser tag with his Scout troop tonight, so he had to choose. He chose laser tag over picking dad up at the airport. Good choice. The other kids will get one big Christmas surprise tonight. Katie asked me earlier, “Are we doing anything fun today?”

I should think so.

3 thoughts on “Update

  1. Yup, finish one mission before going on to the next…. Just really really tough on those who are the next misssion.

    Hope you'll have some sort of audio & video/photo device for when the kids first see Bill – wish we could be flies on the wall to see & hear it!

    Like the rest of your friends and family, anxiously awaiting your next blog!

    Love & hugs

  2. I waiting with bated breath to hear of your reunion. I'm getting all teary-eyed thinking about it. God bless you, your husband, and your family.

  3. As I was praying for you at Mass today, I was thinking…long flight…lack of sleep…just trying to get done so he can get home…keeps saying, “I'll call as soon as I finish XYZ”…. VERY grateful to be close and very excited for you.

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