Monday, September 17, 2007

Not Sissy Stuff

Ever miss someone so much that it hurts?

Five more weeks.


Ouch.






Our relationship has strengthened so much through this experience - and it's only been two weeks! When we talk on the phone, we are so close - yet so far away!



If you ever need a renewed feeling of love in your relationship, send hubby away for a while! It's amazing how that works, huh?


Other wives have done this for much longer than I..... to them, I say, I admire your courage. A good friend of mine instilled courage in me today with a thoughtful e-mail. Good friends are all around. I am with them on a daily basis - on our walks, through e-mail, on the phone, at church, at school, and in my home. I am very blessed.




This is tough. Definitely not for sissies.

11 comments:

Aunt Annie said...

Hi Tracy, What a wonderful group of pictures! The previous picture of your family dressed for Pioneer Days is great, too!
I know you have a million and one other things to think about, but I have a quick question. Can you tell me a good book to read to learn more about the Mormon religion? You can just answer on this blog page anytime you get a chance. Thanks so much.
Take care and be strong. I know you are!

THE CONDIE CLAN said...

What fun pictures! Hubbys are the best! I agree, sending a spouse away for a time period is not for sissies. You're doing great, hang in there!

Jody said...

Aahh Tracy! Those were great! I LOVE YOU! (I know, not the same as coming from your husband)

Katie said...

Thanks for the reminder to remember how much I am in love with Matt! He sometimes leaves for a few days, which I am ok with...but I don't know how I would be after WEEKS!

Gillian said...

HI Tracy-
Hang in their girlfriend and know soon you, the kids and the rest of us will be here in HB cheering that man of yours on..
you have always been Chips rock Tracy, and know everyone has you in their hearsts and prayers also.

Brooke said...

this entire story is so inspiring. i'm both feeling for you and happy for you. you guys are lucky to have each other!

Brooke said...

okay, so i'm sitting here this morning doling out breakfast and making a school lunch and can't stop thinking about you:

a) because the entire thing is amazing

and

b) because i'm over here complaining about a bad day over what now? nothing! and here you are, experiencing something real and (did i say it yet?) amazing.

and

i'm going to quit my pseudo-pms and send all my positive energy your way!

Tracy said...

Hello Aunt Annie! Thank you for your comment! I'd be happy to share with you a few book titles with you that I know to be wonderful!

'A Marvelous Work and a Wonder'

'This We Believe'

'What
Mormons Believe'

'Believing Christ'

Actually, there are so many. Unfortunately, I don't know Authors off the top of my head. Do you have an LDS book store near you? I'd be happy to send you a book. Let me know! Also, if you want to e-mail me, it's boisetracy@yahoo.com
Thanks again, and thank you for your wonderful support you show Chip. He appreciates that SO much.

Beth said...

Ouch. That hurt to read! You are amazing. I can't wait for you to be together again.

Holly said...

You guys are such an inspiration and so cute together. I bet the homecoming will be great, for lack of a better word!

Aracely said...

I don't know how you do it ... You are strong and brave and I can't imagine being away from my hubby for more than two days. I just wanted to let you know that you are in my thoughts!!