He is such a hands-on Dad and does so much around the house and with the kids. When's he's gone there is truly a void in our home that just can't be filled. We missed him terribly and literally counted down the days until his return.
Some days flew by because we were so busy but some felt like they lasted an eternity. In the grand scheme of things, 6 months isn't that long, but it sure felt like forever on the hard days. Luckily, we had awesome communication and we were able to FaceTime just about every day. This was such a blessing! The girls grew and changed so much during that time and Jesse was able to watch it all through FaceTime, pictures and videos.
Despite the tough times, the girls and I made some awesome memories during that time and I feel like our family grew in strength tremendously. I was tested to my limits in more ways than one and I came out of it stronger for sure. Of course, the harder the deployment, the sweeter the homecoming and it definitely was SWEET!!!
You can see all of the photos from our reunion here.