I leaving tomorrow to go see Harrison in Oklahoma and I'm so excited! Actually, excited doesn't fully characterize how I am feeling. I am overjoyed to see my husband for more than 24 hrs for the first time in almost 2 months. I am flying to Chicago, then to Oklahoma City and arrive around 6:30 CST. He is planning on cutting out of work early to drive the 2 1/2 hr to pick me up. We played around with the idea of me getting a rental car and driving, but since flying usually leaves me in A LOT of pain, we figured I probably wouldn't be able to handle it. He is off work on Sunday (cross your fingers it stays that way) so we are staying the night in a hotel in OKC and going to spend some of our day Sunday exploring some. Then we will make the drive to Hobart. He will have to work on Monday so I need to find some way to spend my time and then I leave Tuesday around noon. I am so excited to be able to see what he has been doing up close and meet some of the guys he has been working with.
They are supposed to finish up the project sometime next week. How long after the project is "done" that he will be able to come home, we aren't sure but we are definitely thinking it will be by the end of June. I am so ready for him to be home and get back to "normal." The past few weeks I have really adjusted to being without him which is good and bad. I still miss him terribly but have come accustomed to coming home to an empty house and sleeping in a bed without my husband beside me.
It turns out that there isn't a full time position available in Knoxville after he is done with this job and after a lot of thought and prayer, he decided that going to Iowa just wasn't worth the extra 6 months and sacrifice. So, once he gets home from this job, he will officially be on the hunt for a new job. We have so much love and support around us and I have a peace in my heart and know that God is in control and the next opportunity will present itself in the right time and everything will work out. He has worked so tremendously hard the past 2 months and will get some raving reviews from the guys he is working with now. He is an amazingly smart, talented, hard-working guy and I have complete faith in him and his abilities. Despite how everything has transpired over the last several weeks, I think he is glad that he had this experience. We have both learned so much over the past 8 weeks about love, commitment, and marriage. We are truly a team and the distance has not only made us miss each other tremendously, but I think really appreciate everything the other person brings to the table on a deeper level. I know now more than ever that he is the person that I can not and will not be separated from, no matter what. We have been through more than our fair share of struggles in the first 3 yr of marriage (illness, surgery, job changes, moving, etc) and it all just boils down to me and him, being together, loving and supporting one another thru thick and thin. I can't imagine my life without him standing beside me, loving me, caring for me, no matter what the circumstances are. I consider myself truly blessed to have found and be married to the love of my life, my soulmate, and my God-ordained partner in this life.
As far as my pain goes, the past couple weeks (thank the Lord) have been pretty consistent a fairly tolerable. I have noticed a lot of relief from my nerve ablation procedures and trigger point injections( in May,) I have been able to cut back a lot on the muscle relaxers and have been doing pretty well on my pain medication as well. (I have only had to take 1 pill daily for the last 3 days!!!) Those who know where I've come, know how HUGE this is!! I praise God daily for feeling as good as I have. I can only hope and pray that it continues and becomes a new normal. Thanks as alway for reading! Can't wait to update when I get back from Oklahoma!