Greetings from Around the World

The past week has been a whirlwind.  I left my child for an extended period of time for the first time, I’ve been battling some serious jet-lag and I’m fighting a cold…all while trying to stay positive and upbeat.  As much as I’m truly enjoying myself, I can’t help but want to pull the covers over my head, go to sleep, wake up and have it be time to go home.  Here’s to hoping the next few weeks just fly right on by!

Leaving Madelyn, has by far been the hardest thing (emotionally) that I’ve ever done.  I cried the night before I left and I cried when I handed her over to my mom.  I know that she is being well taken care of, she’s just been such a big part of my life for over a year (if you count the time being pregnant) it’s hard to remember what life was like before.

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Instead of wallowing in my tears and being a Debbie Downer on this TDY, I’m taking this opportunity to focus on myself and do things that I couldn’t normally do at home.  Things like lay out in the sun and read a magazine (without the baby monitor right next to me), take extra long showers, spend hours at the gym, bust out my amazing “flip cup” skills from my college days, and NAPS!  I took one today and it was AMAZEFEST.

Hubs has been sending me videos every day of my sweet baby girl.  Those definitely help.  And FaceTime has been about an every day thing.  We’ve been able to talk to each other pretty much every day either through text or FaceTime. Today was the first time I was able to FaceTime home during Madelyn’s play time.  I saw her CRAWL for the very first time!!!  She got so excited when she saw my face on the screen and gave me a smile that I’ve never seen before.

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It’s nice to know that she hasn’t forgotten who her Mama is!

The location of this TDY couldn’t get any better, so I have that going for me.  That and the fact that my sister is here with me doing the military thing with me.  I’ll post some pictures on here when I get a chance.

My goal while I’m here is to focus on building my run miles, getting myself in good shape and gearing up for Marathon training-set to begin in June.  I hear Wisconsin’s been enjoying some summer-like temps the past few days.  Can’t wait to get back home to my family and to my garden!  Happy May!

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