9 Year Anniversary and a Goodbye.

Monday, January 4, 2010

As of 7:00pm Sunday night KS was safely back in the hands of the Army, and our wonderful Christmas Exodus was over. The kids and I are back on our own again; stalking the mail lady and waiting for our Sunday phone calls. I started this post (well the title at least) on Monday when we finally made it home, I just couldn't bring myself to finish it. Leaving KS this time has been much harder on me then it was the first time around. The kids are taking it better and I am taking it worse, go figure. I know KS took the separation worse this time as well.

After we dropped him off Sunday night the kids and I went back to our hotel on post and then headed home Monday morning, Monday by the way was KS and I's 9 year anniversary. Its amazing how fast the time has gone when you are looking back on it. We knew within three months of dating that we were going to get married. Most people thought we were crazy being as young as we were, 15 & 18, and already talking about marriage but we just knew we were meant to be together. The funniest thing is that I remember having a discussion with him early on into our relationship and we were talking about him enlisting in the Army and I told him point blank if he ever joined I would leave him b/c I would not be able to handle the stress from that. If only I had known then what I know now... I would have had him go ahead and enlist right out of high school and we would already have 8 years under our belt.

I did get a wonderful anniversary present last night, and it wasn't even from my husband. The amazing woman who took our pictures before KS left also did an "ACU" photo shoot for us during Exodus. She posted some sneak peeks for me to enjoy last night, so I figured I would share a couple with you.

This picture makes me laugh every time I look at it. I had put the hat on myself and was quickly informed that I didn't do it right, so he had to fix it for me and put it on "correctly".
This picture had me bawling last night, it really symbolizes what we are going through right now.


Denise Burks said...

Fantastic Photography!! Wow!! You have a gift!

denise burks

JG said...

Beautiful pictures!

I had to take David back Saturday, as you saw. It was really rough, moreso on him than on me. I guess I just expect things to be worse then he does, so when they actually happen, it's not as bad as I thought it would be. Plus, I sort of had to lock my emotions away for the hour-long drive home; not safe to drive at night while crying! At least there's not much longer to go for you guys. Soon he'll be home - and you'll NEVER have to do this again!

Jessica said...

Just think.. you have so much of it under your belt already! Not much longer, right?

Those pictures are adorable. I can see how the last one had you bawling.. it had me tearing up a little even!

Brittany and Charlie-Social Butterfly said...

Oh those turned out so gooooood! So glad you had some time with him!

Chelle said...

Happy Anniversary.

I'm sorry you guys are going through this. It's never easy. May time fly by so you and the kids are back in his arms again.

Julie said...

Happy Anniversary! What beautiful pictures too :)

How much longer do you have before basic is over?

Booklover1212 said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that second picture!!

And don't you worry...soon you'll be a pro at being a military wife and can say, someday, that you now have 14 years under your belt!

Stay strong! You can do it!

~ Jennifer

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