Saturday, September 15, 2007

Over the hump

Three months.

We are half-way through deployment today, and getting ready to go to the big Over-The-Hump party.

I can't believe it's been three months.

A lifetime and a blink of the eye at the same time.

Chloe has learned to read.

Audrey has learned to sit up, crawl, wave and says several words. She doesn't look anything like the baby you left.

Luke puts his own shoes on, buckles himself into his carseat and says, "No! I not a baby!" when I call him that.

Walls are painted and pictures are hung in the first house we've owned.

How in the world have we done it? How have we managed without you for three months?

Three more.

A lifetime.

Hopefully a blink of the eye.


Frazzmom said...

A recently read a quote that went something like- the years fly by, but days drag on forever...

Thank the Lord that He has kept you all safe and sound. Hopefully the next three months will go by as quickly!

Misty said...

really beautiful...
very beautifully written.

Sheree said...

just a few more weeks before we come and help you pass the time away! XOXO

Jen said...

My comment is a bit late - you know, having a baby and all! - but I wanted to say how lovely this post is. I remember the "hump" when Dale was gone last year and although I'm sure tours are entirely different beasts once you have kids, I imagine the hump will always be both an exciting and a frustrating time. My hope for you is that the next three months sail by!