Due to some special circumstances Crockett was able to call me today!!! Our conversation lasted 15 minutes and it was absolutely incredible. I have never ever needed a phone call so desperately in my life. I didn't know it was him at first because his voice is so raspy from yelling. He's also sick. ): He has a sinus infection AND they are going to take out his wisdom teeth sometime soon! My goodness. I wasn't prepared for all that. After we hung up I checked the mail and had EIGHT letters in the mail from him! It was seriously the best thing. I was laughing out loud at the mail box and my neighbor looked at me funny. Oops!
When I got his phone call I was in the middle of trying to figure out plans for next month so the call came at a perfect time. We were able to discuss some things and I feel much better knowing I have his approval before I make this big decision. Our marriage has operated like this so far when it comes to big decisions: Crockett and I discuss together what we want to do, what we feel we should do, pros/cons, etc. Then we both pray about it and we discuss again and then Crockett makes the final decision and tells me what the plan is. So having to do all that by myself has been tricky. I'm not used to it and don't like it.
Here is an update on Crockett:
He's doing well. He says the physical stuff is not hard. He passed the swim test with flying colors! There are a few things I would love for you to pray with me about though, first off, he is sick which makes all this a lot harder. His upcoming surgery could mean he is put behind in boot camp another two weeks. He is also still adjusting to life without me. He worries about me and is feeling a little guilty about not being here with me. Mornings are rough. They are woken up every morning, not by an alarm, but my screaming CCs. Plus, breakfast isn't very good. He's also still trying to get all the memorizing down. There's a lot and they have to learn it quickly. Also, there are a few people in his company who are causing a lot of trouble and getting everyone in trouble. It was so good to hear his voice and I know he would love any encouragement he could get. If you know him and you don't mind, please send a post card with an encouraging verse or simply saying, "You're doing great. Keep it up."
So here is my next bit of news. Instead of moving back to Denton like we originally planned, I will be moving with Crockett to California after boot camp. We will be there approximately Aug. 22. I'm still working through the details and knowing how the USCG works this could change again. But as of now, that's the new plan. I am beginning our search for a home and trying to make plans for the move. There's a lot to be done and none of it can be done with Crockett's input so if you would keep me in your prayers too that would be so appreciated. This is a pretty sudden change and it is going to be hard for me as it starts to sink in. I didn't say my goodbyes to Denton or the people I love who live there because I thought I'd be returning. I have an apartment to cancel, classes to drop, a church to leave, and a sorority to resign from. This is going to be tough, but I'm grateful that throughout this confusing and ever-changing process there is a God who is constant and sovereign. And as much as saying goodbye is hard, living with my husband is beyond worth it.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:6