Bullocks with Butterflie Wings

coming to you live, from near-Mexico

Posted in military, moving by MommyTaco on 29 September 2009

I can’t even remember the last time I updated this thing, but I do know it’s been a hot minute. Things have been mighty busy in the life of the Taco family. We are all located at our new home and trying to get settled in as best as we can. El Paso is considerably bigger than what I am used to but I’m getting the hang of it.

It’s kinda weird getting up at the same time in the morning as I used to, but not having a “job” to go to. I’ve been getting up early to do the wife thing and either take Taco to work or try to make sure he’s got everything he needs before the guys come to pick him up. Most mornings I just go back to sleep after he’s sent off, but then I feel like a lazy bum when I wake up 4-5 hours later. So I’m going to work on staying awake, and enjoy the quiet time I have until the boy is up for the day. Of course, he is still adjusting to the new place so any little noise will wake him up and I have to lay him down in bed with me and pretend to go back to sleep. Tricky, tricky!

There are a lot of things that I miss from home. Part of the weird feeling when I’m awake this early is not going back to my old job at Cummins. I miss my friends there and, believe it or not, the job itself. I do still wish there was some way for me to have continued working for them from down here but I guess nothing ever came of that after I left.

More than anything, I miss my family. My sister and I got to take a few days to gallivant around the central side of Texas before I returned to El Paso with the boy. That was fun and I’m looking forward to the next opportunity to parade around somewhere. But it’s hard to swallow the fact that my family isn’t just a drive across town anymore. It’s harder to explain that to the boy too, when he asks if he can go to his Marmie’s house or to Amy’s Pizza Hut…and the lump in my throat just swells even more when I think of being so far away from my grandparents.

As difficult as it may be to be away from family, I know that we’re still doing what’s right for our family and what God has set out for us to do. Taco is continuing on in his mission with the military and my new mission is to be here taking care of the home and supporting him in any way possible. After a long hard week in the field last week, we invited the guys over for dinner and drinks. I can’t begin to tell you how it feels to know how much they appreciated such an effort – you would be surprised what a home-cooked meal, a couch, some smokes and a case of beer can do for a soldier’s spirit. Along with supporting my husband, I have adopted his friends into the family and will do whatever I can to give them the comforts of home when they are so far away from theirs.

God bless America, and the troops that stand behind Her! ❤