Image Credit: Deborah Elmquist
The love and support that you have all showered me with, is more than I ever could ask for.
I have felt a true sense of friendship, of love, of compassion from family and friends and there really is nothing like that feeling.
So I spent a very restless night. Truth is, I don't like sleeping alone, never have and it's one of the worst parts of the separation. Reaching over in the middle of the night and not feeling his body there, it hurts.
It is like being stabbed in the heart. The saying "love hurts" really does do it justice, doesn't it?
The kids are missing him like crazy, they're teary eyed, they keep saying they just want this to be over with, and we're only on the first day. *sigh*
I think it's going to be a long next few weeks.
I have tried to visit you all and thank you and say hi, but some of you don't have blogs, so I'm thanking you here, please know that I read every single comment on the previous post and appreciate every kind word, every prayer and every thought. :)
But now, I must put on the armor and push through. I have things to do, errands to run, kids to run after, dogs to play with and the usual housework laying about.
There's no time for thinking, or wishing things to be different. It is what it is.
I hope you all enjoyed this mornings Slow Cooking Post, I won't lie and say that it didn't take me a long time to compile it....because it did, it took me 3 hours last night plus another hour this morning, but I think it's well worth it, not just to do it for you all, but even for me, to have a list of all the recipes at hand.
Next menu plan is going to come from there, for sure. Oh and I also added the whole list to the linkbar up above, so you can get to it easily :)
And speaking of menu plans, it's been forever, like years, since I joined in with Laura over at Orgjunkie, but I'm going to start doing that as well, I miss joining in. I actually stopped because there were SO many links it was just overwhelming.
Anyway, I have heard from my hubby this morning, he has made it safe and sound to the Academy and now for the next 6 weeks he'll be completely immersed in books, studying, tests and some quality family time with his mom, brother, uncles and aunts, friends etc who are all in the area. I only wish that the kids and I were able to make it as well, would have loved to have seen everyone, but another time right???
Speaking of kiddos, I couldn't live without these two joys in my life, they keep me on my toes, and boy do they keep me on.my.toes being that little Jasmine is now 13 and little Nicholas is now 9. Smart mouthed little brats at times HA! But I love them to death.
I sent them to clean their bedrooms this morning and next thing I know they are walking into the kitchen looking like this. LOL And yes, those are shorts on their heads.
This one they asked to take and to share with daddy because they miss him so much :)
So my sweet friends, again thank you for the support. I know the next few weeks won't be easy for me, or these two sweet beings, but we'll make it :)
Hope you have a blessed day!