The U.S. troops have exited Iraq and crossed into Kuwait. Watch the video if you haven’t seen it. It’s awesome to see that gate close. The next step is HOME! I am so ready for my husband to be home again. Today marks the 219th day since I have seen him, and the closer we get to him being home, the harder it is to wait! I had prepared myself for a much longer deployment as we were originally told, but ever since Obama announced that they are coming home “by the end of the year” – I have been on pins and needles!
Every time the song “All I want for Christmas is my 2 front teeth” comes on, Lovebug sings,
“All I want for Christmas is my Daddy!” with a huge smile on her face! She is just giddy with excitement, as am I!
Tonight I told her that the only present I want for Christmas is Daddy, and she replied “That’s one present you can’t unwrap!”.
I had to laugh! Oh, the joys she will one day learn about marriage!
In the meantime, we are keeping busy as we count down the days till his arrival.
Clean house – check.
Welcome home sign made – check.
Laundry done – check.
Groceries purchased for his favorite meal – check.
Clean house again because we’ve lived since the first time – well, not quite ready to check that off, but we are getting there.