Drew and I knew that it would be a long 38 days between our visit in Memphis and our planned visit Thanksgiving week, so he planned to come home this past weekend. I decided not to tell the kids to see if I could surprise them. Which I did! It was fun seeing their faces! Melissa - the Prickly Pear Herself - let Dad give her a long hug. I think she misses him....not that she would admit it...but she doe.s William was totally thrilled! He gave his daddy like a five minute hug! So sweet! Benjamin was excited as well. He had asked earlier in the day to stay over at a friend's house, and was greatly upset when I said no. He couldn't understand why and let me know it! But after seeing his daddy, he understood that I had a reason....he just needed to trust me!
Saturday was filled with watching the Ole Miss game, errands, a few chores that only a husband thinks about doing, and a nice diner out. Sunday was church, a nap, Benjamin's induction ceremony to National Jr Honor Society, and a trip to the State Fair.
The State Fair honored all Veteran's with free admittance which is really the only time we'll go - it's DANG expensive!! And we really aren't fair people. The praise band from our church played at five o'clock. It was a great time - sitting outside listening to great music. Miss those kinds of times with Drew. To top off the evening we had red velvet funnel cake...wow....what a great creation. So yummy!
Then came this morning. Hated taking Drew back to the airport and seeing him leave again. I really hadn't had any bad days since he left in July. Oh, there's been times when I wished he was there to see the kids do something or times when I just wanted him around, but not days when I was depressed. Until today.
Yea, I'm done. Stick a fork in me.....
Drew and I both think he'll be able to move home within the next month or two, so it's not like we're still have an open-end date, but we're ready to have our family one in location again.