Friday, February 6, 2009

Lots of bubbles!

This evening makes night #2 without my husband. I miss him very much! This morning I woke up feeling like something was missing...kind of like when you go on a trip and as soon as you leave the house you start wondering if you forgot something your passport or your purse, not just a pair of socks or something insignificant. Except it's more than that. I don't want to say it's an emptness I feel; it doesn't go that deep because God filled that void many years ago, but it's just a big part of my heart that's missing and I can't get it back until he returns.

Anyways...the twins and I went to get some groceries and just sort of hang out for a little while. When we returned home, we had dinner and then the twins were unloading/reloading the dishwasher and I ran upstairs to check emails and blog a little before turning in for the night...then it happened. Darby calls from downstairs, "Mom! The dishwasher is spewing!" I thought I'd find that it "threw up" in the sink due to the garbage disposal, but when I arrived in the kitchen there was water and bubbles everywhere! It took us about an hour to clean it all up, but we did it.

The moral of the story...don't buy different types of soap without telling your kids! I guess I confused him a little. Either that or he wanted to see what would happen when you use dish soap instead of dishwasher detergent! :) I'm kidding. The kitchen floor is squeaky clean and we're all doing fine. God is good and keeps us moving along. Maybe it all happened so we'd focus on something totally different than not having dad around... oh wait a minute... I was thinking, "Where's dad when things like this happen?!" at one point. Then we set out to do all that we needed to do to make sure nothing got ruined, and later we'll have a good laugh when we get to tell dad what happened while he was away.


The Parson's Wife said...

Laura, God bless your family, is your dh deployed now? We are still working through the paperwork for my dh's chaplaincy application and are praying that his paperwork made it to the Feb boards... if not, we wait until March... you know the routine... and I will have more questions for you too. Thank you for blogging, really, it makes the reality of this life apparent. Praying for your family, and your husband. Are you unpacked and settled into your new neighborhood?

The Parson's Wife said...

Oh, and the bubbles, what a nice way to get your kitchen floor squeaky clean! Definitely the way to look at this with the "glass is half full" attitude!

Laura said...

Hey Shawn,

Thank you for your prayers and words of encouragement. I appreciate it! It's a short deployment in prep for the long one. We are unpacked and settled and loving it!!! I hope the paperwork made it through and that you hear something soon. You're in my prayers! Keep me posted.


Alicia said...

Yikes!!! Boy, that's a story!

MaryLu said...

Argh, don't you hate it when things like happen?
Miss you guys.