Man, there's nothing like hearing the words, "I have good news and bad news..."
Every military spouse I know can identify with those phone calls. I can't tell you how many times my husband has called just to give me a "heads up" on some possibly life changing news.
This time I was hanging out at home waiting for our new television to be delivered. Just as the guy was pulling into the driveway my husband dropped the bomb.
"Is my T.V. there yet?" he asked me.
"The guy just pulled in," I replied.
"Oh, okay. I'll call you back then. I have news."
Why does he say that when he doesn't have time to give me details?
"Good or bad?" I asked. "Tell me quick."
So, the news isn't really a big deal. It's just a possible career opportunity that would require us to move again relatively soon. He was really calling to ask me if I thought he should pursue it.
I don't know why he bothers to ask me anymore. I always tell him to pursue everything.
It's a good reminder. Just as I start to get comfortable and forget that I'm even a military wife, I'm reminded of the tentative nature of this life.
You just never know.