Counting Down those Days…

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My husband has been home for two weeks now and it has been the sweetest thing EVER. He helps with baby so much. Sam will rock Eli to sleep. He’ll cuddle him at night when he’s up crying. He’ll change diapers. He’ll play with Eli, feed Eli, and do pretty much everything. Oh I’m going to miss these days when he’s on deployment.

And that’s just it. He’s leaving soon. So all these wonderful sweet moments will soon be over. It’s heartbreaking to me. No, not the fact that I’ll be alone doing everything again (though I LOVE the help and the break I get throughout the day so I can stay on top of the blogging world!!) but I love seeing my husband and baby interact. It is the sweetest sight ever and so heartwarming for this mama. I love it and I don’t ever want to see it any other way. But deployment is around the corner and my baby will soon be walking and daddy will be on the other side of the world and he’ll go months without seeing us.

And so my heart hurts because those days are coming to an end. The days will be long and the nights will be lonely. We’ll be back to letter writing, emailing, and wishing we could hear each other’s voices.

I think I’m going to use these next few days he has off to create memories and enjoy fun family times. Because in no time, our family will be separated and it’ll be months before we see each other again.

So today I’m reminded that the dumb stuff such as having the dishes washed, or the floors mopped, or the laundry folded doesn’t matter. I’ll have plenty of days in a few weeks to get all of that done. But I won’t have Sam around to hug, or Eli won’t have daddy to crawl up to and play with. The chores can wait. The dishes won’t crawl away. But time with daddy will slip away in no time. And so today I’m counting my blessings and I feel blessed to have this time with my two favorite guys!

 

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