Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Today....

We sent daddy off again.....

the start of another deployment....always the same....yet oddly always different....(didn't cry the whole way home this time....I call that progress)

Thinking of the ways to count the time.....77 days = 10 times taking the trash to the curb = 3 times paying the mortgage = 200 hours of potential sewing projects = 154 potential naps for Pooh......

Then...

Thinking of the changes Pooh will make over the next few months....

Grateful that his first few steps were made in the last few weeks....another milestone his Daddy was lucky enough to see....


Today....we spent playing in the grass....getting used to it being an edited version of our family....It's good to just take it slow....who says you have to jump head first...with both guns blazing....

I'd rather lay on my back in the grass...watching the clouds go by....








(Could that be daddy's plane flying overhead?..... making one final buzz-over?....)





and help a Pooh-nut find fun things....like bugs....and leaves...and dirt....


Simple is good....helps re-put things into perspective....






Even though we said good-bye to Daddy....for just a little while.... and it makes us a little sad...

Today....

Is still a very Good Day....

17 comments:

Jo said...

Oh that is sad. My husband is about to inlist in the air guard and I can't imagine the initial first 6-9 weeks with him gone. :( Hope it flys by for you!

Bethany said...

Oh, bless your hearts. I know it's hard. You have a lovely attitude though.

He'll be back before you know it. :)

On The Verge said...

I thank you both for your service and dedication to this country. Without families like yourselves we would now be the home of the free and the brave.

God Bless. Please tell your husband thank you.

Lydia

Jennifer said...

You're husband is doing a wonderful thing for our country, and you are a strong and courageous woman to support him every time.

Momma Moe said...

I was an Army brat...I remember those "daddy-less" days, and they can be tough, on the mommies, too.

I'll be thinking of you and yours and praying for daddy's speedy and safe return.

Debbie said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog the other day and for the kind words. I am sorry to see your husband's deployment just started today but he is the reason we have such a great country to call home. Thank you both.

Kristin said...

I'm so sorry. We are very blessed to have people like you and your family who make the sacrifices that they do!

So Not Mom-a-licious said...

I'm right there with you! I miss my husband everyday. We see each other every 2 to 3 weeks, which I am thankful for. Each time he leaves, it's still sad, but I too cry much less.
The thing that makes me the saddest is when he gets upset about missing all the little things Nico does daily.
Hopefully soon enough this long distance living will be over!

Kristin said...

Awwhhh HUGS!

Michelle said...

I hope it goes by quickly!

Jody said...

I am so sorry... you are in my thoughts today!

Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

I can't imagine what that must feel like. I am in awe of your positive attitude and strength. Pooh has two wonderful parents as role models.

Aubrey said...

I can't imagine...hugs to you and your wonderful hubby! I am so thankful for both of your dedication and sacrifices for our country!

I know it is not the same but remember, you have us during this time!!

Rachel said...

You have such an amazing outlook. Pooh is so lucky to have you as his mama.

Michelle (hometc) said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. You've got a man to be very proud of. He's never alone, where ever he goes, his family is always with him.

Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom said...

*Hugs* Love your perspective, and hope the time passes quickly while your hubby is gone.

Laretha said...

Wow! Thank you so much for your sacrifice. I have done 2 posts recently on our military and memorial day.

I don't know what it's like to send my husband off like you did and I can only imagine the sacrifice and doing everything around the house while he's gone. so thank you for doing it ALL so we can live in a free country.

Thank you.