Every deployment I realize how precious our time together as a family is. Each deployment I promise myself that I will not take that time for granted when Pat returns. However, it seems that we always fall into the normal routine, and somewhat forget that we should be thankful for those everyday moments. Now that Pat is gone, I keep thinking back and cherishing the family time, even if it was just sharing some watermelon with the kids.
Pat got to see Sean's first taste of watermelon. We put it into the mesh feeder. It was messy, but he loved it.
Ryan enjoyed the watermelon too. In fact now that he has the sores in his mouth it was all he would eat for a few days.