Thursday, November 02, 2006

The Price of Being a Military Spouse

The Hong Kong trip has been cancelled. Sad, but true. For good reasons, to keep Fearless Husband and the other Sailors safe--driving the boat through the middle of a typhoon is probably not a safe thing to do, so I'm glad they aren't going to do that.

But I'm sad. I was really looking forward to seeing FH. (Oddly enough, I miss my husband!!) and was so very excited about exploring Hong Kong with him. But the chance will come at some later date, and he should be home before too much more time has passed.

Only got a partial refund on my plane ticket, which is very frustrating...but a good lesson for me about the advisability of spending more and getting a fully refundable ticket next time. It's part of the price of being a military spouse, I guess. I knew what I was getting into when I made the choice to marry FH. Schedules change. At least he is not far, far away in a hot, dry and dangerous climate like so many others serving their country. I get to see him lots more than many other military spouses get to see their loved ones.

So, in the long run, I am a lucky woman. Besides, learning to be more flexible is something I've needed to work on anyway!

And maybe, with the extra time at home, I can find more time to add more photos and adventures next week! Stay tuned...

5 comments:

Miz BoheMia said...

I am sorry to hear the trip got cancelled! But yes, it is better FH be safe and if that is the case, then this is worth it... and YES, get to posting and visiting cause some people miss you! Hint, hint! ;-P

soleclaw said...

I'm sorry you don't get to see your husband as soon as you thought. Your ability to remain positive during less-than-perfect circumstances is amazing.

Elizabeth said...

I'm so sorry. I know -- truly know -- how frustrating that is.

Semper Gumby, we used to say. Always flexible.

But that doesn't mean it don't stink.

Carolie said...

Thanks for the sympathy. Sure, I'm disappointed, but I do want him safe. Now our next rendezvous has been cancelled, and he may not be home for T'giving. Dunno why yet, but some "event" has changed plans in a big way. Please keep FH and his shipmates and PEACE in your prayers or hold them in the light or whatever you may do...just send love.

Miz BoheMia said...

You know, you should come on over and take a mini tour of Fuengirola and meet my dysfunctional fam!

OOoooh!

;-P

Hope you have a good weekend my friend!