Thursday, January 21, 2010

The weekend is on my mind :)

 I write this in bittersweet spirits.  Tomorrow, Seth, Caleb and myself are going to spend the night in Atlanta.  We are really excited to have fun but at the same time I know that this is the last "vacation" our family will have until the fall :(  Eight long months with no Sethy Poo.  The part that stinks the most is that Caleb is getting ready to take his first steps and say his first words.  Seth got back late Wednesday night and had left early that morning so Caleb missed a day seeing his daddy.  When Seth came in the door from work tonight, Caleb sat on his lap and cuddled with him forever!  I could tell he really missed seeing Seth and it made me so sad to think about Caleb missing his daddy for the next eight months.  We are going to skype and Seth is going to make a video, but nothing can ever replace Caleb being able to physically be with Seth.  I am praying really hard that God will just get us through until this deployment is over and that he will keep all of us safe.  I know God doesn't give us a spirit of fear or worry, I just have to remember that.  We are very blessed to be healthy and happy and if a deployment is the worst thing that happens to us, we should be very thankful.  I think about the people in Haiti and I just have to thank God that He has blessed us as much as He has!  So I am going to enjoy this weekend together with my family and count all of my blessings.  God is good, even in the midst of deployment and natural disaster...God is good and His mercy is forever :)

P.S. I have a new poll up!


JG said...

Have a wonderful weekend. Love on your husband for all of us who can't. Takes lots of pictures :) And way to keep a positive attitude. That's the hardest part.

Sarita said...

I hope you have a wonderful time in Atlanta! Enjoy every moment together and make the best of it!

Kristan said...

I hope you had a great weekend! My sister spent the year before last with my brother in law in Iraq. She raised her 1 year old for 15 months while he was there. I can tell you her little boy loved to get his video of daddy reading his favorite books out along with the books and let daddy read to him. I know how hard it was for them and I know it will be for you too. God be with you and God speed to his return.