Departure is on Track

While wrapping up a meeting at school, I was delighted to receive a REAL phone call from Bruce on my cell phone.  We have only spoken to each other via Skype a handful of times and haven’t spoken on the actual phone since he left May 2.  While we talked for those few minutes, it didn’t feel like he is 5000 miles away.  We sure are looking forward to seeing each other again!  We haven’t been apart this long in the last 15 years!  I also spoke briefly with Nathan and told him that I love him and miss him and I’m so glad he’s coming home!

The other kids and I are going to have some down time tonight.  It’s been a busy week with 4 soccer practices, an orthodontic appointment, and two music lessons in addition to school and homework and showers, etc.  Katie and I are both sick with a cold, and Olivia may be coming down with it as well.

Tomorrow, we will hit it hard again with some housecleaning, sign making, balloon buying, lawn mowing?, bed making, room cleaning, weed pulling?, and grocery buying before our trek to the airport to pick up our missing men.  We are all very ready to be reunited as a family.  Everyone has really hung in there and done well during this trying time, but this last week has been the toughest.  We’ve had a few tears, a number of “I miss Daddy”s, and a few “I just want Dad and Nathan to be home” comments.  But I’ve been proud of the kids for persevering the way they have through this.  For the most part, it has been business as usual with everyone going to school, participating in activities, playing and having fun.  Our lives have not been “normal” since the end of March.  Now we will strive toward finding our new normal.

If their flight is on time, Bruce and Nathan will arrive at MSP at about 6:30 tomorrow evening.  I expect that they will both crash shortly after their arrival home.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sue
    May 20, 2011 @ 23:06:55

    So, so, SO excited for you all, Jill!!! My folks are arriving in Fargo around the time your traveling men should be arriving in MSP, so we all will be having some happy reunions!! I’ll be thinking of & praying for you all! It’s almost here! 🙂


  2. Corrine Clauson
    May 21, 2011 @ 14:28:52

    We are so excited for you! Praying your day is going well….counting the hours!!


  3. Dave
    May 24, 2011 @ 21:19:32

    I’m waiting for the May 21st Blog…”The Arrival.” How’s it going? Jason went to his 1st full day of school today. God Bless the Boehrs!


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