I've never been one to except help. If someone offered to watch my kids or make me a meal while Husband was away I would always say Thanks but no Thanks. I'm tough and independent and I hate anything that makes me feel weak. Like crying. I hate crying.
It's been almost 5 weeks since Husband left. I work full time. I can count on one hand how many times I've actually made a big homemade meal since he left. It's sad, really.
Well I've had two people offer to make me dinner and I've excepted both times. Last night my neighbors offered to take Little Miss to dinner with them...I jumped at that and spent two hours cleaning while Little Man 'helped'. It's these kinds of actions from others that are helping me survive this deployment.
And for once in my life I've learned to except the help others are offering. I can't always be strong and I don't always have it all together.