Aug 24, 2012

Casey's Stress: Vacation Days

Note: When this blog began years ago, it was intended as a place for both Casey and I to share and update about our lives. I got into blogging, Casey never did. This means all of the posts are written by me, but when their is something I want to share about Casey I like to verify with him before posting. This post was actually written two weeks ago, but I kept forgetting to ask if he was okay sharing. Better late than never?

Casey finally admitted to feeling some nerves and pressure about this pregnancy, although it was in a round about way.

In September we will be heading to New Jersey for my cousin Rob's wedding. We are really excited to see the family and meet his fiancée who we have heard such great things about. On Sunday of that same weekend is a family reunion with my Dad's side of the family, who we really haven't seen much since he passed away 9 years ago, so we would love to attend the reunion Sunday afternoon as well.

The week before this busy family weekend, Casey needs to be in Boston for a work conference. The conference is Monday for dinner, all day Tuesday, and all day Wednesday. Since Casey has the companion pass on Southwest Airlines, we thought I would fly up with Casey on Monday and hang out in the hotel Tuesday and Wednesday. Then, Wednesday night and Thursday we could enjoy Boston before heading to New Jersey Friday morning. Casey has never been a tourist in Boston and I was in middle school the last time I visited the city.

But, before we booked the flights, Casey admitted he is really uncomfortable using three vacation days for the trip (Thursday in Boston, Friday, and then Monday traveling so we can attend reunion on Sunday). He is concerned about using any vacation days now, just in case something goes wrong and the babies show in 2012 or I end up on hospitalized bed rest in 2012. He wants those days to use then. Just in case.

For the guy who appears to have no concerns or worries and always attempts to downplay mine, this was a huge admission.

So, no more Boston trip. Hopefully he doesn't need any vacation days for babies in 2012, but it isn't worth adding additional stress and pressures on him. We will fly up Thursday night after Casey gets off work and return Sunday night. We'll only get an hour at the Family Reunion, but that's okay. We need to start making decisions that put our little family first.

Whatever obstacles and stressors we encounter, we are facing them together. We came up with a solution to this and a way to make it work, just like we have every other issue and just as we will continue to do!

We have faith that God has brought us this far and has yet to abandon us. God will guide us through these obstacles as well.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Phillipians 4:6-7

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