We are no strangers to deployment. There have been many goodbyes and hellos over the past ten years, so much time spent apart:
I could go on and on posting photos - so many memories associated with them - but in the interest of time I will jump ahead to 2010. That was the last time I waited anxiously at the Honolulu Airport, scanning the crowd for a man in uniform, then watching my sweet little girl jump into her daddy's arms for the first time in months.
And tomorrow, we get to do it again!
My daughter doesn't even know that she is going to see her dad tomorrow. Since he is coming home three weeks earlier than anticipated, I decided to surprise her!
I think she'll be overjoyed, don't you? :)
And if that weren't enough cause for celebration, in just ONE week we will be on our way to see our new daughter!
Not much longer sweet child, til I see you again.
I don't think I'll be able to sleep tonight - too much to be excited about!