Joseph left today for his deployment.. It's been a sad sad day in the Ellington house. Please pray he makes it there safe, I probably won't hear from him for a few days. I look forward to the day I get to hug him and squeeze him tight. 6 months is a long long time. :(
Last night when Joseph was packing Kaylee thought she should go too...
Today on the way to drop him off...
We found out when we got there we had to just drop them off and couldn't stay, we were pretty bummed so we had to say our goodbyes quicker than we thought.
Joseph took Kaylee on a little walk in the field to have a Daddy/Daughter talk.
so sweet :)
Joseph saying his goodbyes with Hayden
He wouldn't let go, it was heart-breaking :(
The hard part, seeing him leave :(
I told myself I wouldn't cry, that I'd be strong for the kids. I even put eye-makeup on to deter me a little. It didn't help though, as soon as I got in the car to leave I was blubbering like a baby. I keep telling myself each day will get easier, I know it will. I'm going to keep extra busy so the time will go by quicker. I could use prayers of strength right now.
Love you guys, thanks for being there for me through this tough time.