Monday, February 22, 2010

The D word

Deployment!
I have been in a blog funk- boo.  I think it has something to do with all this deployment mess!  Trying to get myself back to a "normal" routine though.  Here are some pictures from d-day- and believe me, all of the smiles in these pictures are completely fake.

Last day in the neighborhood for Sethy poo

Kisses

Yes, it was Caleb's birthday that day too- how terrible, right?

No daddy! Don't leave! Pwease?

If ya gonna leave, then at least let me keep this hat

This is such a fake smile- seriously
I guess these pictures are kind of disturbing.  It looks like Seth just got back instead of getting ready to leave.  We had told each other that we were going to be as happy as we could and that we weren't going to cry- although we both broke that promise.

Thankfully, all Caleb was worried about was getting something to eat.

As my friend Sarah would say, this is what sad people look like :(

Sorry for the down post.  I guarantee that the next post will be much happier!

Ciao Bella's,
Kathlyn
(the girl trying to get a grip!)

8 comments:

MuLtI-CoLoReD SPRINKLES said...

I know it's so hard sweet girl! I also know that you are a strong woman and I have faith you will get through this with flying colors :) Im praying for you daily and here for ya anytime you need me! LOVE YOU!

JG said...

Aw, honey! Those pictures are so sweet, and fake smiles and all, you are such a beautiful family. I'm praying for you and for Seth. Love!

Adriane said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong.

Robin said...

Wow, you should see our last pictures. There was no hope of any fake smiles. The red eyes gave it away completely. I would have been able to hold back the tears but it was when both my girls started bawling that I couldn't help but cry with them. It will fly by and we will be praying for a safe return! Hugs, your strong and will get through it. The first month is always the hardest. It never gets easy but it does get easier once you establish that routine!

Sarah said...

Hey Kathlyn...don't know that I have anything to say that is REALLY going to make you feel better. I know how it feels dropping them off and then having to drive home, barely seeing through your tears. Just know that this time won't last forever. You are loved and I know lots of people (including Lee and I) are praying for both you and Seth. There is a purpose in this, even if just to draw you closer to the Lord. Focus on Him during this time. Seth will be home before you know it! Love u!

Stephie D said...

You can see the sadness in your eyes, and that's okay! :) Deployments stink... There is nothing wrong with being in a funk, or having the occasional pity party! Be strong and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers!

Lisa and Josh said...

Praying for you all! :-( I am dreading that day, and seeing these pics makes my heart break for you! Hang in there, girl! We will pray for you lots!

Kristan said...

I can see the anguish in your eyes in more thanone picture. I can only imagine how hard it is to see half of you deployed. I am sad for you and will remember you in my prayerfs. I ill pray for you and for Seth's safety.