half·way (h f w , häf -). adj. 1. Midway between two points or conditions: a halfway sign on the trail. 2. Reaching or including only half or a portion; partial:
This is the definition most people use. If you are not Military it doesn’ mean to much or hold as much weight. But if you are a military brat , it holds a lot of weigh!.At the beginning of deployment you are fighting your way up a mountain .Just when you think the mountain is too big to , and you want to quit, no more care packages , the email is always not working and my Dad is missing a lot of stuff.Then your Mom says an important word!!!!
She says it is Halfway! Then all of a sudden it is an easy ride down the mountain. you are in single digits till your Dad comes home! You get to have a party and share with all the other kids on the ship funny stories.We made pillow case with a story on it and sent it to the ship for everyone to celebrate there. All of us took a section and decorated a pillowcase with a story for my Dad. My brother Robert , did a lot of graduation things . He is going to graduate and my Dad is going to miss it. Isabelle decoratede her with my Dad’s favorite things , Beer ,BBQ and baseball. I decorated with things I want to do more with my Dad ,Fishing and Hunting,and football. Actually, we did three extra pillowcases for some single sailors, I drew a ship , Bella drew the ocean and Robert and my cousin did random crazy sayings .
So halfway is an exciting time and to this Military kid it means Dad is coming home soon!!!
Halfway , Halfway , halfway ,I think I might love that word!