There are only 3.5 days left of Shea working. Then he gets two weeks off. It's pretty cool that he gets off the time but he's only paid for like 3/4 of it. So it hurts but it's nice.
End of the year sucks. It brings with it so many worries and so many financial concerns. The house land taxes are due, the car tag is due, have to file taxes. So very not a fun time of the year.
The holidays are always good though. My only concern is that we aren't going to get to see Shea, Sydney and Gabriel for more than the 20 minutes we did last week. It's really a heart breaker, and it really did break the girl's hearts they didn't get to spend more time with them. I can only hope they'll stop by again sometime before Shea has to ship out again. He's leaving in five days so the odds are not in our favor.
I really do hope they understand that they are part of our family and that we really do want to spend time with them. We want to know what is going on with their lives. That we aren't going to make judgment on what they do, where they go or who they do it with, we just want to be included in their lives. Not to find out the backwards way, like they are sneaking around behind our backs. We just want to be involved.
I feel really bad that Shea's not going to be able to see much of his grandson as it is.
All I can do is wait and hope things turn out for the better. Nothing more we really can do. As with all things in our lives.