Sunday, July 27, 2008

The Send Off

Today was the day we had been counting down to for about six weeks. Today we drove Rob to the airport and said goodbye. I held it together better than I expected though I found myself unable to speak at times due to the knowledge that if I tried to talk I would cry instead. We had a lot of fun in the weeks leading up to today and that has been a true blessing. A lot of times it's too easy to get stressed and starting snapping at everyone but we pretty much just enjoyed each other and the kids and now I'm the lucky one that gets to keep enjoying the kids.

This morning I got a great picture (a real miracle) of Rob, the kids and even the dog. True it wouldn't win any photography awards but dang, everyone is actually looking AT the camera, even the dog!
After leaving him at SeaTac we got to come home and meet Jamie and our little friend Abby who are going to stay for a few days to take our minds off how much is changing with Rob gone. The kids are already having a blast with the two of them here.
On Friday Rob and I had to go to the base for more paperwork and updating IDs and for an orientation class that they should have made us take when we first got the news. It answered a lot of questions that we've had over the last number of weeks and provided resources and information that would have been very helpful to have, especially in preparing the kids for Rob's absence. Leave it to the military to provide you with what you need just in time for it to be practically useless. *sigh*
Well, I'm so tired and have to go but I know I have a lot of catching up to do. I've been way too busy to blog lately and now I'm all backlogged - or maybe it should be "back-blogged"? ha ha More to come soon!


The Schueler Family said...

This is a fantastic photo of Rob and your 3 blessings. We vow to cover you , Rob and the kiddos in prayer until you go and pick your groom up again at the airport. God's speed and love and grace to your precious family!

In His grip-

The Schuelers

Crystal said...

You've just been on my heart today. I hope and pray that you guys can find the happy times even without daddy here right now. You'll be in my prayers, a lot!

Marfa said...

Beautiful photo....better than any studio!!!