Tuesday, November 30, 2010

And so the holidays have begun

We had a pretty good Thanksgiving. We are SO blessed in my family. We were missing 2 people this year. Jesse away at federal Police Academy and Christine. Missing her was almost tangible for me. I spent pretty much the week leading up to Thanksgiving pretty much weeping for missing her. And, I'm afraid that Christmas is going to be even harder cause it was "her holiday". She did it up so well. But, I think we are just going to have to muddle through this holiday season.

I have so much to be grateful for ~ my faith, my family, my friends, my freedom, my home, my health, and my heritage. God has blessed us so utterly and completely. I can never thank HIM enough.

Right now, I am in the process of cleaning and decorating. Jesse has requested that all decorating be done before he gets home. I refuse though to get the tree until he gets home! And he should be home Friday night! OMG (oh my gosh) I AM SO EXCITED. I cannot even begin to explain! It has been a very long 8 weeks. And wouldn't you know it, I'm just getting used to this whole single mommy thing! But I am so grateful my other half will be here this weekend! I love him so much and am so grateful that I don't have to spend the rest of my life without him.

The boys miss him so INCREDIBLY! They have pretty much cried themselves to sleep most every night. It was heart wrenching. But Friday that should be remedied! YAY! But they don't know yet. And I'm not planning on telling them until Friday, since he is flying standby so i don't want to get their hopes up until he is on his way! But we can't wait.

Anyhoo ~ I know I haven't been on much, but will try to post more! Hopefully I can post Christmas decorating pictures too!
I hope ya'll have a wonderful Christmas season!