This is me holding up my sign which read “Sean, come give your Mrs. some kisses!” on March 11th, 2013. The day My husband, Sean Shirley, came home from his first Deployment! It was one of the most emotional days of my life, I was so happy those 8 months were over, and I finally was able to spend time with my husband. I love him so much and I am very proud to call myself his wife. We are Now expecting Our son, Austin Navon, In December. Our Due date Is Christmas day! Needless to say, Yes we’re having a Homecoming baby :)
Two little hands, and two little toes.One little smile and one little nose.
Two little eyes and two little ears.One big heart for us to hold dear.
To my unborn son, I promise to give you everything but most of all love.
To have you I thank God, above.
I’m done. I’m balling my eyes out.
Excuse me while I ball my eyes out.
I’ve never seen anything like this before…but this is GREAT.
'Open When…' Letters!
Here’s my stack! I saw this idea on pinterest and thought it was super cute and an easy way to do something special instead of just making another care package. I only sent ten this time around and I sent them in a larger manila envelope. At my post office, sending these in my own envelope was actually less expensive than sending them in one of the flat rate envelopes!
Here’s what I put in each:
First- I explained the letters and mentioned that, knowing him, I didn’t expect him to wait to open each one. I’ll know he’ll open all of them at one time! (and then go back to each one)
You are Bored- I found a website where I could create my own word searches, crosswords, word jumbles, and hidden codes and made them all about us, our favorite things to do together, and inside jokes. I think he’ll have a lot of fun with more personalized puzzles to keep him entertained.
Mad at Me- I wrote and apology letter telling how much I loved him.
You Need a Trip Down Memory Lane - I wrote a letter telling the story of our first date and a picture of us on that date!
You Can’t Sleep - A letter telling him to think of good things and what it will be like when he comes home.
You are Feeling Under the Weather - A funny ‘get well soon’ card from the store and a packet of Emergen-C
You are Feeling Frisky - Ladies (and gents), you know how it is trying to keep the romance alive from a distance!
You are Feeling Homesick - A Florida postcard with a small note on the back and a ziplock bag with grass from my backyard!
You’ve had a Terrible, Horrible, No good, Very bad Day - An encouraging letter along with a rubber band to remind him to be flexible, a paper clip to help him keep it together, and a penny for good luck!
You Need to Know Just How Much I Love You - I put on some lipstick and filled a sheet of paper with lipstick kisses and wrote reasons why I love him on each one!
Found these two dancing in her nursery. She was giggling and laughing…
I cannot quite explain this feeling in my stomach… In my heart…
It’s bursting with love and joy and pride, but also breaking knowing that the love of my life is going to be halfway across the world for so long. And that my sweet baby girl is going to miss her daddy so desperately.
This is not easy.