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Monday, September 12, 2011

The time has come...

It happened on Friday. 

We watched him pack his last minute things, his toothbrush and his ipod. His bag with his uniforms and gear has been sitting in the corner of the kitchen for weeks now.

We watched him shave and lace up his boots one more time.

We drove with him to the base where he would fly to Afghanistan. We held hands the whole way.

We looked at the airplanes and waited why he took his bag to be loaded. We sat with other military brothers and sisters waiting too.

We cherished every last moment together, because those have to hold us over for the next 6-7 months.

There were hugs, kisses, and tears.

Deployment survival has begun.

(Please keep him and our family in your thoughts during this trying time. Thank you)

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  1. Sending positive warm thoughts to travel with him and keep him safe and positive warm thoughts to you to keep you strong.

  2. I remember those days of watching and helping hubby pack his seabags, and uniforms. I usally made the drive to base ok, but the drive back alone after dropping him off for a deployment was my breaking points. Hugs! Thinking you and your little one, and sending prayers, also praying for your hubby!

  3. you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers!

  4. I'll be thinking of you and your family in these upcoming months. Sending all of you love and happy thoughts from the Mitten. <3

  5. I'm so sorry you have to be without your guy for a while. :( Definitely sending you strong thoughts while he is away. (((hugs)))

  6. These pictures are all so sweet. Will definitely be thinking about you guys!

  7. Oh Cat! I've been dreading this post for you. Sorry to hear that your sweet hubs had to go. I'm sending you and Ariana positive thoughts and kind wishes. Hugs to you both!

  8. I knew this was coming, so you gys have been on my heart! I can't imagine what you must be going through. But I wanted to say thank you. To your husband and to you and to your precious daughter. Thank you for your service. Please know that we appreciate the sacrifices you all make. You are in my prayers!


  9. Such beautiful photos of your family!
    Sending huge hugs and prayers your way!

  10. hang in there, cat! thinking of you.

  11. Sending thoughts and prayers! Such adorable pictures. Thank you for sharing!