Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The End :(

I can't believe how fast Eric's vacation went. His first vacation was only 12 days so we were really looking forward to this one being longer. Unfortunately we also had a bigger "to do" list for this I guess that's what helped it go by so fast! We're getting ready to leave for the airport soon and it's just so depressing every time we have to do this (even though this is just the 3rd time). Maddie has grown and learned so much since Eric last left on June 3rd. Each time she learns new things makes her so much more enjoyable. Eric's having a really hard time leaving her this time. I know he doesn't want to leave me either, but especially Maddie! He's been tearing up pretty much all day every time he talks to her and hugs her. She doesn't really understand what's going on, so that's good for now. One day she'll fully understand that Daddy's leaving for a long time. That'll make things that much harder! For now we just have to appreciate the time we do get to spend together and not dwell on the time apart. When Eric's home we get to do a lot of fun things that other families don't get to do when they spend just the weekend together. We really are blessed, it's just hard to look at it that way sometimes!

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