Monday, May 02, 2011

Daddy will miss....

Both our children's birthdays

Summer vacation

Our son's first day of Preschool (he has never even been in daycare)
Our daughter beginning 3rd grade

Their growth and daily life, who knows how many more visits from the tooth fairy our daughter will have over the next 7 months.



He will be home before Christmas :)

And so, deployment number 8 has begun.... Daddy made a paper chain countdown the day before he left. The kids will remove 1 link a week. 1 a day would have been way too many to make and too long, over 220 links... Once its down to 2 or 3 weeks left I will make another one that we can countdown the days on. Or just add links to this one. We don't know the exact day he will be back, I wont know until its upon us. So, with paper chains or countdowns I always over estimate and make extra just in case. Assume it will be longer, that way, if it's shorter time, it's a pleasant surprise instead of a disappointment.



  1. Very cute idea. I can't imagine having to go through this, from either side. You are a strong woman to be able to be all that you need to be for all those months. Hats off to you!!! I would also like to say thank you to your husband for serving our country and protecting each of us! God bless you all! ♥ BJ

  2. (hugs) Sorry that he is off once again. Love the links idea and might have to start doing that for the kids. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family...

  3. a nice idea & thoughtful of your hubby to make it for the kids. I know he will be so happy to see everyone & hear about the things going on while gone too. keeping you & family in my thoughts & prayers. Faythe ~ GMT

  4. Thinking of you all, thanking you ALL for the sacrifice you make for our country. God bless your husband while he is gone, and many prayers for he, your family, and all of our servicemen and women. HUGS to you!!

  5. Great Idea. Thanks to your husband for his service and to you for supporting him so he can serve our Great country!



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