Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Traveling Season

Every spring and summer is traveling season for Brannon. When the cold weather stops, the flow of propane slows and it is time for his to visit his customers in Washington and Oregon and make contracts for the following winter. He's only gone about four weeks out of this "season," but it's still hard to have him gone and to be alone with a one-and-a-half-year old. His trips really do make us appreciate each other more. Lately I've been trying to focus on living each day the best that I can and each day I fall short of that, but the point for me is that I focus on the decisions I make today and focus on loving and enjoying my family and friends. After watching so many news stories and reading countless blogs, I've come to realize how fragile life really is. Things can change in a second and our lives could be changed forever, for better or worse. Brannon and I both try to make a point to tell each other that we love each other because you really don't know when the last time will be that you will see the ones you love. Before Brannon left for his trip this week, he left this on the counter for me: Brannon knows that I love Jim Shore figurines and he said that this one reminded him of me.
These are the flowers that he got me for Valentine's Day. I love flowers and I don't get them very often, so these were a special treat to me. I especially love the vase. He order these online from Flower Patch. They have the cutest vases and the flowers always arrive in perfect condition. I love them!

4 comments:

The Askeroth Family said...

Aw, that is so sweet! I can't imagine how hard it is to be away from each other. You are tougher than I am! I hope you guys are doing well!

Jonathonandaudrey said...

How sweet! That is so cute...

Trista Rich said...

I know that I could not be an army man's wife!!! I hate being apart from Rusty. I am sorry that you have to be seperated, I hate feeling so alone. But like you said, it usually does bring you closer together in the end. I love the flowers and the vase and the figurine...What a sweetheart!Call me if you ever get scared alone, and just need someone to talk to....I will so understand.

DANIELLE said...

I love all of the changes you have made to the house, we cant wait to come back and see it!