Thursday, June 19, 2008

All Cried Out!

Well, Chris left this morning. It actually went better than I thought. I cried...but we were so focused on making sure he didn't forget anything...that it wasn't too bad. Last night and even this husband cried. Chris never cries. Seriously...never. The only times he has probably cried in the past couple years was after he watched The Passion of the Christ and then last night and today! And wow...does that make me cry even harder!

Last night, he tucked each of the kids in and said his good byes. The kids (especially X) cried and cried! While Chris was tucking our daughter in....I was waiting in our room (crying) and trying to think of anything else he needed to pack. X came in (remember, he is 4) and came to me...sobbing with tears down his cheeks and says "Mommy, I don't want daddy to go to 'mania"! Talk about tear my heart out! I reassured him that everything was going to be OK and this is what God wanted him to do and we would stay busy and he would be back in no time! After sending him back to bed....I cried even more!

Everything is going to be OK though.....I know it is. Thank you all sooo much for your prayers and encouragement. While Chris is gone...he should have internet access at some points..and he is going to check my blog to see how we are doing and such. When I showed him how to leave me a comment...he saw all the people who left comments with kind thoughts and prayers for us and was just amazed at how many thoughtful people were praying for him even though they didn't know him! We both sincerely appreciate it!!! Thank you Thank you!!!

Well....I guess it is time to officially start my day! Today is weigh in day!!! :) I am hoping to lose at least 2 lbs so it will be an even 20 lb loss so far!!! *fingers crossed*

Chris....when you read this ~ I love you!!!! xoxoxoxoxo


  1. I will be keeping your hubby in my thoughts and prayers for a safe trip. What a wonderful experience. I'm sure he will be back with excitement and many stories of his journey. And wishing that the days will fly by for you Katy, while he's gone. :) ((HUGS))

  2. Katy, will be keeping Chris, and you and the kids in my thoughts.
    Good luck with weigh-in!!!

  3. Praying Chris has a safe easy trip & for you as well. That your able to stay busy. You'll be fine hun!
    I'm here if ya need me=)

  4. Katy,

    Reading your post, I could imagine just how you must feel...because I'm the same way when my hubby has to go anywhere away from us!

    He's lifted up in don't worry!
    ~ Tammy

  5. hopefully he took a camera!!!!! and extra batteries!!!!

    you are more than welcome to come hang out with me tomorrow at LF... i'll be there at like 7:30!! i need to get all of my stuff together tonight! AHHH! i'm nervous!

  6. All those tears are draining, I know, but they are a testament to the abundance of love that you have for each other. Keep that thought in your heart as you and Chris embark on your latest adventures. We're wishing you both wonderful experiences and busy, happy days.

    (((BIG HUGS)))

  7. I can't imagine going through that, Katy. I know it's hard. But how exciting for Chris! The stories he will have to tell. The pictures! Oh I'm excited to hear about how he's doing. Do let us know.

  8. I prayed for the two of you this morning durring devotions:)Just remember,he is doing God`s will:)You are so blessed to have a faithfull husband!!!I know you will be fine as well!!God will give you strength and wisdome:)
    Can`t waite to hear about your weight loss later!!

  9. Everything WILL be fine and he is going to be doing amazing things over there, and you and the kids will be busy doing great things at home too. The time will fly by....and when he is home again, it will make you all appreciate being together even more than you already do. hugs.

  10. Praying for you and your family. May your husband have a wonderful.. faith filled, God honoring trip. And may the Lord bless you and your little ones for sacrificing your time away from him!

  11. Katy, I have watched my husband go off to war,schools and training more times then i care to count. he leaves again soon. the one thing i would tell you is to just keep busy. never dwell on his being gone that only seems to slow down time. i have always believed that god would not have us do something to hurt us, it is only done to make us stronger. we will keep your husbands travels in our prayers. oh, dont forget the welcome home signs! my kids love to make them. also we thing we done is fill a jar with the number of jellybeans for the number of days he will be gone and each night each one takes a jellybean out of their own jar. it is kinda of a way for the kids to pass the days away for daddy to come home. they have always loved to see the candy in the jar get less and less.

  12. Katy,I am so excited for you and your family!! God has got some awesome things planned for you and this is just the beginning!!! You are all in my prayers! I can't wait to hear how this experience changes all of you!!! Have a great and peaceful day my friend!!

    Remember this: The task ahead of you is never as GREAT as the POWER BEHIND YOU!!! :0) Wendy

  13. Oh Katy, I'm so sorry for your tears, but just think they'll all be happy tears when he returns. I know your post will be especially geared at having him know how you guys are doing and that should be fun. I will be praying for a safe home coming for them all. YOU GO GIRL! you've been doing so well on your diet I know you will make your mark. Stay strong through everything, God is with you. Deb

  14. God speed to both of you. This will be a time in our life you will talk about and reflect on forever. Sacrifices are so worth it!! Take care. Julie

  15. Awww... I'm tearing up... that's so sweet!
    Thanks for the eyeball washing!!


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