Monday, August 18, 2008

goodbye dreamlife, hello reality

Jason left today to go back to Iraq. It totally sucks. Megan started crying this morning getting ready for school, and ended the day crying herself to sleep in bed. Austin keeps saying "I miss daddy" and "Daddy will be home after Christmas". (of course, he wont be home until around february, but Austin has no concept of time yet) Jonathan told Jason this "I will miss you daddy. I will have dreams about you, but dont make me cry like you did last time." Kailyn and Allison just tried to stuff the emotions and not cry, but the look on their faces was enough to send the tears down mine. It is always so hard. It does NOT get any easier each time. We just learn that we have to cope and make it through to the end. That is the ONLY good part about today...we can start actually couting DOWN to his homecoming again! He shoud be home in just under 6 months now. Let the countdown begin...