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The Hardest Thing

Hello loves! I decided to join a blogging community group on Facebook that focuses on helping each other stay focused and reach goals that we set each week to be more active on our blogs. I am jumping in this week due to the fact that this particular topic is something that hits home for me.

The question that is being asked is, “What is the hardest thing you had to wait for?” This is something that I deal with whenever my husband has to leave us for either a training rotation, or a deployment. This isn’t something that gets easier at all. It gets worse with each time he leaves.

The first deployment was the hardest, our daughter was a little over a year old, try explaining to an 18 month old why daddy has to leave or why we cant see him everyday. She would say to me everyday “Where is daddy?” and it would kill me to have to say, “Daddy is away right now and wont be home for awhile because of work.” I am so thankful for technology because we were able to FaceTime with him almost evey single day and it would put a huge smile on my face to see her interacting with him as if he was sitting in the room with us. There was one day that he called and she wanted to have a picnic with him, I thought it was the cutest thing and of course got out my phone and started taking pictures.

The day I found out EJ was coming home I was a little nervous about the way Arianna would react when she saw him in person because she was so used to seeing him on the iPad not being able to physically reach out to him and touch him. She sure did surprise me because as soon as he walked up to us after a very nice ceremony she screamed “Its my Daddy!!!!!” and clung onto him not wanting to let go. I on the other hand was a complete mess and couldn’t stop crying because I had missed him so darn much.

xo Jaimie Lyn

The day we got him back!


4 thoughts on “The Hardest Thing

  1. So awesome! Thank you for your family’s sacrifice. Sometimes we forget the burden it places on the families of our soldiers. I love that we have technology such as FaceTime to make it a tiny bit easier.

  2. Oh my gosh. My heart is bursting with emotion right now. Thank you to your husband for his service and the sacrifice your family makes. What a wonderful thing!! I am so glad your daughter was able to “see” him and maintain the relationship that means so much.

  3. Oh this is just so sweet! That little picnic she had with him on FaceTime is such a precious memory for your family! Thank you so much for your husband’s service and your family’s sacrifice!

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