I was getting my mind and heart ready for a difficult month. Jerry was supposed to go to Texas for the entire month of October. THE ENTIRE MONTH! Right before my birthday Jerry told me the bad news. I knew coming into our relationship things like this could happen, the life of a military family is adjusting to be away from loved ones for short and long periods at a time, but since that hadn't happened yet I was hoping it never would. Jerry has only been sent away twice and those were for only 1 week at a time. Once before Ardo was here and once after. But one week is very different than an entire month. Plus now Ardo is a toddler and we have our own place and of course the pups, all of those factors would have made this situation much different. But like I said I knew this could happen, so I sulked for a few days, then I decided we'd be fine and I would get through the month and come out feeling better. The biggest disappointment I was feeling was Jerry would miss San Francisco (our first overnight family trip). I decided the trip was already planned (and paid for) so Ardo and I would still go with Jerrys family, and while we would be missing Dada we would have the best time we could. But then last week everything changed. First Jerry gave me a birthday card with a picture. The picture was of the Golden Gate Bridge, as in he gave me a picture of the bridge and glued our faces on it with a message that said, "My trip was postponed I'm going to San Francisco!" I was soo happy, what a great birthday gift. Then a few days later he texts me, "Texas was cancelled they don't need me!" Best news ever! I know at some point Jerry will have to go, whether its another Texas trip or deploying, but right now he's staying home with us and that's what I'm focused on. We sure do love that guy.