We are now officially in the "dog days of winter". If it's not snowing, it's freezing. If my car hasn't been plowed in- the car in front of me is stuck and then makes it difficult for me to get out as well. If tenants aren't complaining about ice everywhere- well, they will be soon. Summer can't come fast enough! However, at the same time, for the most part, I don't want summer to come at all. Just bring on the warmer temps and leave the summer months as far away as possible.
Why the madness? Well, if you haven't heard, Jon accepted an internship this summer with Deloitte in Houston, TX. Hurray! It's a really good thing and a really good fit (so far) for our family.
So, why don't I want summer to come? It's not because of the hot and humid weather that lives in Houston- but it's because I can't go with him. Sad, I know. I was gone all last summer and my boss was nice enough to give me my job back in the fall. Well, I finally got the guts to talk to him about this upcoming summer (hoping for a miracle). I told him that we needed to talk to him before we started to plan anything because we wanted to respect him. Well, after the talk he originally said that I could go and visit Jon for a week in June. I was horrified. I then talked my way into letting me go once in June and once in July. I felt like I was asking my dad to go to my friend's house as if I were in high school (hehe).
I know that we all have to make sacrifices and this will be a great opportunity for our family (the internship that is... not the being alone for 10 weeks). It will be hard- but worth it in the end. I'm excited that I will be able to see Jon. We'll plan it so I won't see him for 2 weeks, then I'll see him for a little over a week, then 2-3 weeks w/o seeing him and then i see him for a week and then he comes home in a few weeks after that. At least I'll have something to look forward too.
One of the things that I am most thankful for is that Jon will be able to live at his parent's house. It is such a blessing. Jon won't have to find housing for 10 weeks and he will have his family with him. It's also great that he's going to the place he grew up in. He won't be completely lost like we were in Arkansas last summer for our first few weeks.
Congrats, Jon! I love you and am proud of you. Keep up the good work!