Well, it's been almost 5 months since I've seen my husband face to face. This is the first separation of any notable length since we were married, 7.5 years ago. It was a much different experience than I expected.
I can't speak for Matt, but I anticipate that being together again, working as a true team will be a bit of an adjustment. Matt's been "single" all this time, able to go and do things with any of his friends at any time convenient to him (and let me tell you, that won't work with me). And I have been the boss of my family, and made many significant changes in our daily life that didn't always make it in to our usually brief conversations. I think the only people who might not have a problem getting used to it are the kids!
I am confident, however, that we will be able to adjust, tweak, compromise and change ourselves to be one again. It gives me comfort that our vows were not taken on a whim, for fun or without commitment. When you'll be with someone for eternity, you tend to work a little harder at working things out!
So I'll see him Saturday (I hope) or Sunday morning (for sure). We'll go to church, come back to my parents' house to eat dinner, pile everyone in the van and head out for an all nighter, and be in Rexburg by tea time. Rexburgers, if you'd like to help, let me know, I'll give you a call when we get into town. I'd also take help with child care, in addition to moving things.
Wish us luck!
P.S. I'd like to take this opportunity to publicly thank my parents and brother for putting up with us these 5 months. I know it hasn't been easy; we've been a strain, and a drain, and a pain. But I hope, I believe there are enough good memories to overshadow the not-so-great ones. We've really enjoyed being with you. We love you all so much.