Today our boy headed back to California. We have enjoyed every moment of his post-deployment leave and have no complaints with the exception that time went by much too quickly. Still, it was good for all of us, Our girl came down 2 weekends in a row and he drove up to see her this past weekend. I am so thankful for their relationship with each other.
So now I sit. Feeling forlorn and lost and really, really sad.
A word to the wise. When you are faced with the choice to pull weeds and rake or browse through old photographs on a day such as today...pull weeds and rake.
However, that too made me sad because instead of pulling this:
It reminded me of how I wish I were still pulling this:
I may or may not spend the day in tears...and prayers for his safe travels today and tomorrow. I love you to infinity and beyond son.