Thursday, January 28, 2010

We made it through three nights and four days without Daddy! This was the first time I have been apart from E this long, and I am so glad he is safely home again. Selena and I made this calendar while she was blinking back tears after saying goodbye. Each morning she crossed off another day on the calendar. Shana was very sad because she couldn't understand where Daddy was, and kept asking for him.

While my husband was away, I grew to appreciate even more what an active role he plays in our lives, and how he makes our lives brighter. I also grew to appreciate Selena as a big sister to Shana, and mommy's helper.

One of my friends, Sara, came and stayed for one of the nights, and made the time go so much faster. She colored with Lena, read to her, and built towers out of blocks.


Hope you are all well!

7 comments:

Beka said...

I just sent you an email... but am so glad to know you all made it through! Enjoy your weekend being together again!

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

I just back from a business trip tonight. Boy was I glad to get back home.

I'm sure it was harder on him.

Maxine said...

I heard about it while it was happening, but it's nice to see the pictures. Love the calendar! Thankful you are all together again and for the Lord answering our prayers.

Tera said...

It's tough being without daddy for a few days. Glad he made it home safely!

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

I know this separation was very hard on all of you and especially your husband as he did not have anyone of you there with him. But now it has taught you somethings. I have just lost a very dear friend this past week and it has made me realize even more that we can not count on tomorrow. So if we want to let someone know that we love them, we should do it TODAY. Have a happy life always, dear Beverly and family. love you, connie

Sara E. James said...

Hey, I made it into your blog! Cool. :) I had a fun time with you all, even though we forgot to play Pretty Pretty Princess. Say hi to Lena and Shana from Aunt Sara James.

Cheri said...

Stopping by from the UBP.
My daughter doesn't like it when Hubby misses bedtime prayers. When he goes away...she sleeps in one of his T-shirts.