Sunday, August 3, 2008

We love you Tom!!!

We had to say goodbye to Tom this morning, and well, it sucked. I never knew two months could feel like such a long time. It really makes me wonder how military people do it.

Several things went wrong at the airport. I have since heard from Tom that it was just as bad during his layover in Chicago. I hope this next leg of the flight is a little more comfortable, and goes a little better.

Two nights ago my parents wanted to take Tom out for a nice little farewell dinner to any restaurant he wanted. He chose McGrath's. My dad cheerfully submitted even though he hates fish more than anything (he enjoyed his steak). Here are some pictures I took of Tom with each of the kids just before we left. I wanted to get some good pictures to print out and put by each of their beds. That way they can always see him before they go to bed.

Omi got Jackson a shirt to match his daddy. They looked so cute.

Jojo had a rough time saying goodbye this morning. She decided she was ready to go to Jerusalem "right now!" It was sad.

Me and Tom at the restaurant.

Me and the kids will miss you so much. We will be thinking of you all the time. It's comforting to know that we are doing exactly what we are supposed to and that the Lord is looking out for us.

We'll see you in Israel in two months. In the meantime, we'll see you on Skype :-)

We love you!!!


Chad and Kristine said...

Wow, I am in awe of your strength. That would be really hard to have to say good-bye for 2 months. I will keep your family in my prayers that it goes by quickly and you all can be reunited again in Israel. That is an awesome adventure you are going to experience. Hats off to you!!

HoopTroop said...

Sheesh girl you really know how to make someone cry huh. Oh but what a happy reunion you will have in two months.

Megan said...

I love those pictures! Especially the one of you and Tom. I think I'll have to print it out and frame it. (He's actually smiling for reals!)