Tuesday, April 17, 2007

The Cat’s Away, but do the mice play?

“When the Cat’s away, the mice will play,” is a saying that went around my house when Mom and Dad went out. I’m not going to go into all we did, but, thankfully, the Lord moved into my life and made a tremendous difference!

The Lord has seen fit to allow my husband and sons to go overseas to minister in Australia for awhile. For the first time in my married life, I am experiencing something like the military wives experience all the time – separation. Some people like it, but I sure don’t. Some people may say they get more done, but I seem to not know what to do with myself. Some people think, “Ah, freedom! Freedom to run this home just the way I want to!” but I think, “Oh, me! How I wish my hubby were here to help me make all these insane decisions!!” The Cat may be gone, but the mice do not play.

Oh, don’t get me wrong; everything’s fine. We are still having a good time. I am getting the opportunity to visit with my daughter and her husband, and to get a few things done here in the bus. We even went to the park last week for some “partial family time” (that’s family time for part of the family.) But I am finding myself to be a very boring person, and even in the fun times, I dearly miss my husband and the guys.

However, there is light at the end of the tunnel! Next week, they are coming home!! Lord willing, it will be play time again, and I may even get some things done! :)