First I should say that if I havent been around as much in the past few days and continue to be slightly absent in the coming week its got a little something to do with my husband being on leave. It kinda snuck up on us and we didn’t have much planned so we decided since we were already off to go visit both our respective families. Fun I know!
How many people have gotten lost on the way to visit their parents? I’m not talking about missing your exit on the interstate or anything, I’m talking no clue how to get to their house. This happened to us a couple of years back on the way to my inlaws. And to clarify… I was not the one driving.
I was thinking about this when a friend asked where flyboy was from. My standard response to this question seems accurate enough, “oh all over I suppose”. My dear husband was himself a military brat, his father was also a career Marine Corps aviator. (and just so you know he HATES that term “military brat” with a passion) But really where is he from?
We met in high school because it was close to his dad’s last duty station. Now that his parents have moved back to where they are from it almost seems like flyboy doesn’t really have a place to go “home” too. If you ask him where home is he says where we are stationed now. If you can believe it he’s lived there longest then anywhere else in his life, that and to him, home is where our family is. Very romantic I know. I’m the exact opposite in some ways. Home is of course where we live now, after all we are starting our own family and our own traditions, but I also have a home where I grew up. I spent such a large chunk of my life in one place and only one place. When I go home to visit my family I am coming home to where I feel familiar and comfortable. Things have changed over time but the feeling is still there. It’s odd to me that my husband doesn’t have that same comfortable feeling. He doesn’t seem to mind so much, just like for me with where I am from, growing up that was all he knew. And he seems relatively well adjusted. Relatively being the key word….
All I hope is that this time we dont get lost trying to find his parents house!