Looking Back

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This picture will be 6 years old on the 26th of this month. Have Hubby and I really been married for 6 years?! Well, considering Baby Girl is about to turn 5 (and start school!) I guess so. I also feel kinda old right about now.

I have been thinking back on the places the last 6 years have taken us. Oh, we haven’t moved around or anything. I’m mostly referring to Hubby’s careers and how our lives have changed.

Our first major challenge as a married couple came in the form of a deployment to Iraq. We had decided to wait until Hubby got back to start our family, but life had other plans. We found out about two months before deploying (and right after I started my senior year of college) that we would be parents. I was so worried about having a baby so close to graduation and if Hubby would be able to take leave (R&R) for the birth.

Turns out all of my worry was for nothing as I graduated and Hubby made it home in plenty of time.

Hubby getting out of the military and joining the oilfield in October of 2012 was also a trying time, mainly because we weren’t sure if he would find a job with zero experience and because we had a child due the next month. The Lord worked his magic and blessed Hubby with a job at a good company and has blessed him again with a recent promotion to Motorhand! (Don’t ask me to explain the job duties. I had to Google it myself.)

Many other challenges have presented themselves but, somehow, we have managed to work through them all. We still argue and get on each other’s nerves sometimes, but I just can’t see my life without the man. Dirty clothes on the floor and all. (For real, Honey. The hamper isn’t that far away.)

With Hubby’s recent promotion and my graduation from grad school, I have also started looking to the future. With Baby Girl going to school in a few months, it’s time for me to get a job and get back to public service. Hubby’s promotion means that he will actually be home for the holidays and Little Man’s second birthday. (Insert happy dance here.)

As hard as it is to believe that we have been married for 6 years, I can’t wait to see what the next 6 (and beyond) have in store for our family!

What are some challenges your oilfield family has overcome? Comment below or send me a tweet!

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About Jaimie

Jaimie is 26 years old, wife of five years to JR, and mother of two beautiful children: Ashley, 4 and Justin, 1. When not spending time with her family, and watching movies based on Jane Austen novels, she finds new ways to live a healthy and fulfilling life. Jaimie lives in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Follow Jaimie on Twitter or on her blog, Education of an Oilfield Wife!

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