A Sad Good-Bye

6.03.2011

Yesterday was a pretty rough day. Although I knew it was coming, I have spent the last 2 weeks NOT thinking about it. Yesterday, Jesse had to leave to go back to Africa. As a military spouse this is definitely not the first good-bye. We’ve spent months apart and every time we say good-bye it’s hard. But nothing prepared me for how hard it would be to watch Jesse say good-bye to our baby girl.

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Yes, I am the dork who wore my sunglasses inside. I was trying to put on a brave face but I’d by lying if I said that my heart didn’t break a little bit yesterday. Truth be known, tears were flowing from all of us (except baby E who was sound asleep.)

You see, Jesse has been the most amazing Daddy to our little girl over the last two weeks. He’s always teased me that he wouldn’t change diapers when we had kids but he’s been right there changing diapers, giving baths, and making bottles. He loves our sweetheart and shows it in the way he interacts with her and takes care of her. He’s been up in the middle of the night rocking her and giving her kisses every chance he gets. Thinking about him missing the next 6 weeks of her life is not easy but I try to remind myself that we are lucky compared to so many other military families. It could be 6 months instead of 6 weeks so I’m trying to remember to count my blessings. But that doesn’t mean I won’t be shedding some tears until we’re all back together again.

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Your girls love you and we can’t wait to see you again!
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Just the Two of US said...

Ok, stop now, I'm over here bawling! praying for you and your family. I know how hard this must be for you. Remember he will be back soon.!


Take care Tami!

the workaholic momma said...

Oh goodness - sending big hugs your way. I cannot even imagine how tough that would be - I admire your strength and will keep you and your family in my prayers:)

Brittney Galloway said...

This is so sad! I hope you and Emerson have a good next six weeks and that the time does two things 1.) goes slowly so you can enjoy these weeks of Emerson's life, and 2.) flies by quickly so that you can all be together again. That is my prayer for you during these next weeks!

Bec@littlelucylu said...

Aw, MY heart is breaking for you!! :(
I can't imagine ....
I could NOT be a military wife -- THAT i know! :-)
You are a brave lady!
I'm just thankful with you that it's *only* 6 weeks ... and truthfully, the first few months of my baby girl's life went by so fast, I can't even remember them! So, hopefully this time will go by quickly!
Thinking of you,
Bec :-)

Rebekah said...

Oh my goodness, I have tears just reading this! I'll be praying for you guys during this time!

Joeylee said...

Sending hugs your way. I don't think I could be a military wife. I'll be praying for you guys. Love all the pics of them together.

Mateya said...

Oh gosh I hope your time passes quickly!

Allison said...

I hope the next 6 weeks FLY by for y'all. Sending hugs and prayers your way

MrsMcDancer said...

Lots of hugs your way! Here's hoping that the time flies by and you all are together again soon.

allensgonavy said...

I'm so sorry, Tami. Thankfully, your sweet baby won't remember any of this! Skype is WONDERFUL for your husband, too. Praying for you!

Lucy The Valiant said...

This has to be so hard!! I'm sorry! But what sweet pictures of the two of them together!

Megan and Justin said...

Very sweet pictures! good luck with everything! just found your blog and i'm following for sure :)

Kelly said...

Many many thoughts and prayers for a quick 6 weeks for you and your precious family. Thank you for your sacrifice!!

Kirby and Anna said...

I've recently become a follower. My heart goes out to you and your family. You have a great attitude about it though (something that I wouldn't be able to do)... my prayers are with you.

Christa said...

This brought tears to my eyes! Praying for you during this time! Loved all the pictures!

The Barker's said...

That must be so hard for the both of you!!!! I don't know how you do it! On a side note, the newborn pictures were gorgeous!!!!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Oh! Such sweet photos! especially of your little one with her daddy kissing her sweet cheek.

Blessings & Aloha!
(...catching up on my blog reading ...I didnt even manage to get my "once a week" post up last week! but am happy to be here this week! stopping by from Mil Spouse Weekly Roundup.) so nice to meet you!

Jen said...

I teared up just reading this. Big hugs to you friend xx

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