Lately, I have had people ask me if things are getting any easier or better. Well, it is actually the complete opposite. Each day seems to be only getting harder and harder. We miss our daddy/husband dearly. We want to be together like we were before. We want to be building our home together. We want to be able to spend the upcoming holidays together. We want to be able to make memories together. But so far my husband has not been able to come home and these moments that I have been talking about experiencing have been stripped away from our family for the time being.
I know that I must stay strong for my husband and our children. It is not easy. One night last week I became overwhelemed. All within one hour I had our eight year old son wanting to play football with him, then I also had people coming over to pick up fruit, then my daughter needed help with her volleyball and my one year old and three year old needed dinner. I tried my best to help each one of them but I felt like I fell short and wasn't able to help them in the way I wanted too. Dave and I love our children dearly. We only want the best for them. We pray everynight for them that they will be strong through this trial we are experiencing. Dave and I pray for each other several times a day that we will be able to make it through the day and be able to stay strong for each other and our children.
I ask all of you to look at your family situation and if there is an unnecessary distraction that is taking away from your family time then get rid of it. Do all that you can to make memories and spend quality time with your family. Those distractions aren't imortant but making memories with your family is what is most important.
Below is a picture of our family doing something that we loved to do together, CAMPING!
I pray that next year we will be able to take another camping picture with all of our family together.