Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Day 3

So it's day 3 and although I am keeping busy, I still feel very alone. My mother was here for the past week and I had to take her to the airport this morning so that was tough. She was such a great help and I really appreciate her coming here to support us. I wanted to share a few pictures I took of Lamont and the kids this weekend. We went to the beach for the first time this season and just enjoyed running around and being together. We all love the beach and spend most of our summers there, so this was fitting to be able to take Lamont there before he left. We really tried to do alot of things we knew he would miss while gone. I miss him so much already, i'm really trying to keep my mind focused on the positives and not become consumed with sadness.

I love you sweetie and seeing these pictures make me love you even more. I hope they bring a smile to your face...

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Day 2

Right now i'm playing catch up with my pictures, so eventually I will be posting pictures I took that day. I wanted to post the pictures Amber took of us as my photo today because they are so beautiful. She came up from NC a week before Lamont left and it was very busy in our home (as usual) so we only had one day to do our shoot. We chose my new favorite location and we both put on the outfits we wore for our anniversary party. The mood was so solem for these because I knew that they would be the last pictures I had of the two of us. I am very grateful for them though, and want to send out a sincere thank you to you Amber. You know these will be treasured by us for a long time!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Day 1

So the time has come for me to start my photo a day project. I had wanted to start with pictures that my good friend Amber took of us before he left, but I felt like I needed to start with the pictures I took of him at the airport yesterday. I'm sure I don't have to describe how we all felt yesterday knowing it was the last day we had with him. We got up in the morning and went to church and knew the moment we got there that it was the right thing to do. It was an amazing service and it ended with us recieving a huge blessing and finding peace with all of this. From there we went to breakfast and just enjoyed eachother's company. When we got home Lamont had to take care of a few things and before I knew it it was time to take him to the airport. When we arrived at the airport, Aly gave her daddy a present to take with him. It was her lion webkins that was dear to her heart, but she knew her daddy would love it. Then it was time for the goodbyes, i watched as Aly held onto Lamont and didn't want to let him go. It tore at my heart knowing she was feeling the same way I did, knowing that when she let go it would be the last hug for a very long time. You just stand there holding them, smelling them trying to permanently embed that memory in your mind so you'll have it for those times when you miss them soo much. I know he was feeling the same way, and I know this is just as hard on him as it is on us. We joked on the way to the airport that one day when we are laying in our bed, in our dream home that we will look back at all of this and see how much our marriage has survived through all of this. We will know it was all worth it in the end, and I will hold onto to that thought during those times when I need him the most..

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

A photo a day...

Will start on Monday the 28th. Lamont will be leaving on Sunday so I plan on starting my 425 day photo challenge on Monday. This week has been a challenge to say the least! We are all trying to hold on to every little moment, while knowing it is our last for a long time. Lamont has been so sweet with the kids. He surprised the boys by taking them out of school early to go to the movies, and he's taking Aly out to breakfast on Thursday. Words cannot describe how much I love him and how proud I am of him. He will be missed on so many levels! The first picture I will share on Monday will be one that my good friend Amber took of us this weekend. So check back on Monday and everyday after that to follow my challenge!!