Thursday, February 02, 2012

Gratitude Weekly Week 5 - Shore tours

England is a shore tour for Jay, which means not attached to a ship.  Not attached to a ship means, not going in and out and in and out and in and out.  It means not being away from home port 50-60% of the time.  It means not working 85-120 hours a week.  It means family dinner more often than not.  It means time to get in PT.  It means being a part of school activities, church activities and family activities.  It means coming home when the children are awake and having time to interact with them for extended periods of time before bedtime.

We have managed pretty darn well during the last 5 years of deployment, and sea tour time.  I thought we had a decent system worked out.  Since being in England however I have come to see just what a half life we have been having.  We do the best with what we have, but having Jay home is so much better.

Jay being bonged off the USS WASP barely 24 hours before boarding flight to England.

2 comments:

Emma Jo said...

AMEN!

Jessica said...

I'm so happy you all have this time together!!

Jay looks so happy and handsome in his uniform. You must be so happy too!!