March 1, 2011


As of today, I can finally say NEXT MONTH my husband will come home and my family will be whole again!

It's still way too far in the future to get excited about it now, but just being able to say NEXT MONTH is amazing.

Last night before bed the boys and I watched some videos I taped of Pat reading bedtime stories for the kids.  We've watched these videos before, but both boys really reacted this time.  Ryan was talking to Pat as if he could hear him.  Sean was trying to blow on Pat's face and help him turn the pages of the book.  Ryan soon realized that it was like watching TV and that his Daddy wasn't really there.  Sean was amazed by seeing his Daddy and never stopped trying to get close to him.  It was definitely heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time.

Pat mentioned there could be the possibility of us using a webcam soon.  I think that would be so great for the boys.  We have not done a webcam chat this entire deployment.  I think that they need to see their Daddy more.  The thing I resent the most about deployments is how hard it is on the children.  It affects them no matter what age they are.  While I could complain about this for a lot longer, I truly understand the reason for these deployments and am proud to stand as an Army family despite the hardships.

My countdown is on, my homecoming sign has been made (yes a bit early!), and I'm on the look out for a homecoming outfit (any ideas?).  :-D


McDancer said...

Yay homecoming is approaching! So exciting!

Anonymous said...

YAY!!!! That is such exciting news!

Lisa said...

It is truly exciting to be able to say, "Only a month!"

I agree completely that one of the worst things about deployment is the effect on the kids. I'm so glad it's almost over for you!

Darlene said...

Woohoo. That is such a good feeling isn't it?!? So happy for you!

Anonymous said...

HOORAY!!! I am so excited for you - next month is almost here!

Hmmmm - I recommend H&M, J. Crew, or Banana Republic for a homecoming outfit. Happy shopping!

Stacie said...

I'm so glad for you! Homecoming is the best part of deployment in my eyes. Have fun finding an outfit =)

The Fischer Family said...

Yea Shelly! I'm so glad Pat will be coming home soon! God speed to him this last month! As for a homecoming outfit, I don't know what your budget is but have you ever looked at Shabby Apple? Their stuff is adorable!!! And I love that they ask you questions about your body type and then make suggestions that would flatter you! So helpful when you are shopping online! Good luck!

Jessica said...

YAY!!! How exciting and wonderful!!!

Don't you just love the videos of daddy thankful we have those too.

I hope it works out for you guys to do the webcam soon. It helps so much.

As far as homecoming outfits...I agree with the above comment, check out Shabby Apple. There are some really cute things on there. I also find great things at Kohls.

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