Candice Buttons, The Buttons

The times, they are a changin’!

As I eluded to in past posts, we have been making moves. Waiting for things to pan out. Figuring this out. Boomba#3 is one of those things. She is doing well, getting bigger every day (at least I hope based on how round I’m getting;) Another thing is B’s job prospects. His last job was (unfortunately) not as good as mine, so I went back to work after my last Parental Leave and he stayed home with The Brat Pack. This was never the plan, but sometimes that’s how life works out. Things are about to change.

B has been accepted into The Canadian Forces! He’ll be learning to be an airplane fixy guy! (ACS Tech for those who care) It’s a big change. We don’t know what to expect or where we’ll end up, but we know that it’s a big and exciting adventure for our family.

My main/current worry is all about timing. I’m a planner. I like plans. I’m not a crazy person when plans go awry, but I like to have one to start. I like to research, and the next few months are impossible to plan. I don’t care for that at all. B will leave for Basic and should be back in time for the baby, BUT who knows when he will have to leave after that? Will they send him to his training school before the holidays. Will we be able to go with him? It’s all new, and scary, and exciting.

In 2 weeks, my husband will be gone away for 3 months. That is a really long time. Especially since we haven’t been apart longer than a week since we were 17! I know it will all be worth it in the end, but right now I feel sad. I will miss him. I don’t look forward to O asking “where daddy?” every day. He will, and I will try my best to explain, and we will talk on the phone and Skype. But O is 3, and at the end of the day, his question will still be the same. I’m not sure how E will react. She is such a daddies girl! She can’t articulate her fear, or pain, or frustration and I’m afraid of how much worse that might make her feel. It’s going to be a long 3 months. My mom is coming to help with the kids until my vacation time starts (which will lead into Mat leave). I am so grateful for the help, but can’t guarantee I won’t kill her by the end;) Hopefully having her here will keep The Brat Pack entertained and excited. We will stay busy, and have adventures, and get through it together.

So our life is about to get a little crazy. Changes, adventures, and a brand new baby girl are on our horizon, and we are looking ahead!

xxo

C

2 thoughts on “The times, they are a changin’!”

  1. That’s really exciting and so scary. I’d hate the fact that I wouldn’t be able to plan, and know what to expect, especially with a new baby on the way. It’s great that he’s getting a good position though. We’ve also struggled with work in the past and right now we’re in a transition where Jared has an OK job that pays the bills (although just barely), but we want more. I hope it won’t be too hard for you with him being gone. Maybe the little ones will get used to the new routine pretty quickly.

  2. I’m done work now so it will be easier moving forward. We are fortunate in that Basic is only 3 hours away, so once their restrictions are lifted he should be able to come home on a couple of weekends:) I’m just going to take it one day at a time. I just wish we knew what to expect after Basic is done. We know he’ll have to leave again for school, but we don’t know for how long, or if we can go. That’s the hardest part.

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