The Tides Are Changing…

Continuity gives us roots; change gives us branches, letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights. 
~Pauline R. Kezer

So Huzzy’s home from his patrol. He checks out of this sea-going command on May 1st and goes on leave for 30 days before reporting to shore duty on May 31st.

This is a whole new world for me. I started this blog three years ago, just days before marrying my husband. And just a few weeks before Huzzy checked out of recruiting and into sea duty.

Recruiting duty was… not really a shore duty. Sure, he was home every most nights, but if he was home by 8 p.m., I was asking him why he was home so early. Huzzy once went 13 weeks without a day off. Including Sundays. I know people do this all the time when deployed, but this was SHORE duty, where he was supposed to recover from the high optempo of the previous five years. So it really wasn’t much of a break for him.

But now? Now he’s going to be home most weekends. Depending on the division he is assigned to when he checks into the command, he may be working long hours (as long as recruiting), but he’ll have most weekends off. He should be able to actually take vacations and such without worrying about it being canceled last minute.

We are entering a different time in our marriage. One that may actually somewhat resemble the civilian world. (sorta… not really). It’s scarily exciting. I’m afraid I might not have much Navy stuff to write about (please let that be the truth!) for the next three years.

Now all we have to do is figure out my medical issues. I’m still dealing with my shoulder and my girl issues. Tons of fun.

 

 

 

P.S.  I hope you are enjoying the Month of the Military Child series of guest bloggers. I’m so blessed to have such awesome women stand up and want to blog about such an important topic.

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7 thoughts on “The Tides Are Changing…

  1. I am so happy for you! I know you are excited about having Huzzy home. I really hope you enjoy the month of leave with him. I am looking forward to seeing what you do while he’s on shore duty.

  2. Glad he is home! I am happy you guys are going to be able to experience shore duty for a couple years and actually live like a real married couple!

  3. My husband is currently on recruiting duty with the Marine corps. I totally understand the no day off forever. I think the most he went about 2 months without a single day off.
    I am glad you will have your husband home! Enjoy the time and do something fun!

  4. My husband is currently on recruiting duty with the Marine corps. I totally understand the no day off forever. I think the most he went about 2 months without a single day off.
    I am glad you will have your husband home! Enjoy the time and do something fun!

  5. I am in the opposite scenario. I met my boyfriend at the very beginning of shore duty. It is literally like a vacation for him. He works at NNPTC at the Weapons Station in Charleston, SC. When he’s not teaching a class, he is usually home by noon except for when he has NDI (night instructor duty) or one of the TWO days per month that he has to stand duty. I am spoiled. I am also trying to mentally prepare myself now for when the days come that he won’t be home at night. It helps to read yall’s blogs! Do you know where you will be stationed for shore duty yet? Enjoy leave and everything after, you have soo much to look forward to!

  6. So happy for you that he will be home more! How wonderful:) I hope everything gets figured out with your shoulder and everything else soon!

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