Monday, July 2, 2007


It's July 2nd. Happy Canada Day, yesterday. I can't sleep. I think I'm anxious about Brent going away for six months, because my fingernails are all gone and I'm weepy, and of course I can't sleep. Until now I've been able to stave off this anxiety, or at least bury it beneath layers of home life and work life and a wee bit of friend life, but up here in relaxation land (my parent's place) it is catching up with me. I don't want him to go! I love him, I enjoy his company, I find his presence comforting. Being away from each other is going to suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck. Can I make it? What if I fail? Am I strong enough? I must be, I come from a long line of strong Reside women. Still it will be tough.


Dawn and Dale said...

Oh Melissa!!! That sucks!!! Dale used to work oil field work when we lived in Alberta. He'd be gone for 3 wks at a time and then home for 5 days...then gone for 3 weeks again etc. I found that 3 wks nearly impossible!!!!

I'll pray for you guys!! Yes it will be tough...but I KNOW you can make it!!!

Love Dawn

P.S. Still no baby yet??!!!! lol Crazy!!

Louise said...

I think I would feel the same, actually, I would prob. be more of a mess! Do you have any idea when he's leaving? How often will he be able to come home? Will he? Keep us posted!

Jen & Andrey said...

Oh Mel! I feel for you! I would not look forward to that as well! When is he going?