Thursday, January 29, 2009

Semi-Single Mom

Well, Greg has officially gone back to school this week. We had decided he should quit attending class and just study from home so that we could have some time together as a couple, so he wouldn't be out of the house from 7:30am-10:30pm, so Palmer would be able to see his dad more than just on the weekends, etc. We originally wanted him to change his major to a shorter program, but we were told we would owe back all of the grant money we have so far received either way. So we decided to bring him home now.

Early this week his academic advisor finally figured it out that he could transfer to the shorter program and as long as he graduated we wouldn't have to pay back the grants. This came as bittersweet news to both of us. Yes, it is the best possible situation as we won't own money we don't have and he won't have to continue being away from the family for years to come. Yet, I can not help being sad. Now that I've experienced what it would be like to have him home more, I hate seeing him gone again. Looks like I'll be the semi-single mom a little while longer.

5 comments:

Brian_n_Amy said...

Oh Lera. It's okay. I know it's hard when your hubby is gone the majority of the day. It totally sucks! If you ever want to hang out, give me a call. Sounds like Greg has Brian's schedule in reverse. Brian goes to school in the morning then works at night. Give me a call if you need anything.

Emily said...

I know all about the "semi-single mom" bit. Derek is gone by 6:00 most morning and we usually don't see him until somewhere between 8:00 and 10:00 pm. It sucks! Thanks goodness it's not forever, right?

Jenn said...

hopefully the time will fly by fast! it stinks when hubby's are gone all the time!

Barb said...

Lera, your have to remember that a short sacrifice will pay off in the long run for the good of your family. And your there for Palmer, which is the important thing. I was a single mom who not only worked full time but went to college full time for 5 years. But the short sacrifice paid off in the long run for Mike and I.

Rie Pie said...

That is very sad. But I know a girl that would love to come over to entertain Palmer and hang out with her cool sister, anytime.