Tuesday, May 6, 2008

getting closer...

there were a lot of questions about stan's homecoming. it's still coming up. (this was a pic from the last homecoming in '06.) we have about a month left. which sounds like a lot but really... we're 5/6 of the way there. :) (i'm trying to keep it positive!)

i always think that this is one of the hardest parts of the deployment... the close but no cigar stage... but it's getting a little closer everyday. and now we can say, "he'll be home next month!"

*note to stan... i'm missing you terribly today. hope we can talk tonight.*

15 comments:

joscelyne cutchens said...

(((((hugs))))) may the days fly by and your family be safely reunited. and soon!

Tori said...

I'm so excited for your little family! You should make a paper chain or something with your girls to help count down the days. ;)

Tina said...

I hope this last month flies by for you, so that you will be together again very soon.
Tina

Sarah E. said...

Oh Noel I so know how you feel. I hate the "hurry up and wait" game. I hope that the days pass quickly for you and the girls! You all will be in my thoughts!

AJ said...

I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. I, too, hope the time passes quickly.

THE FAMILY OF OAK said...

Noel,
I was wondering how long you had left. I bet you are feeling SO excited about him returning!!! I am excited for you, you are a VERY strong woman.

Marti said...

Prayers are going up that this next month passes quickly for you all. Blessings to you and your family.

Cindy said...

Noel, may this last month fly by so you'll be resting in the arms of your DH soon. Until then, rest in God's arms... may he quiet your heart today. {{HUGS}}

Anonymous said...

noel, this month will fly by so fast...the last month of school always does...i know that you are on a countdown...thank stan for what he is doing for US!!!...
;) angie (craftyscrapr)

Stan said...

I love that picture. There is nothing that compares to reuniting with you and the girls after these long deployments. No matter how many times I leave, each homecoming strikes a chord deep within my soul and nothing drives me to my knees like the sight of my beloved family after six months of separation. I love you guys. It won't be long now!

Anonymous said...

Noel, I have recently come upon your blog. What talent you have! Congratulations on homecoming! As a Naval officers' wife, I completely understand! I often feel the last month of deployment is the hardest ... so close, yet, oh so far away! Hopefully, you have a wonderful wardroom to keep you on the spot! There is nothing more wonderful than the first kiss!

Jen Cook said...

Just want to offer your support and hugs coming your way. Thank you from the bottom of my families heart for the sacrafices you and your girls make, while your hubby serves our country. How long was he deployed for?
Thinking of you.
jen

noel joy said...

he's been gone since november. and we're SO ready to see the light at the end of the tunnel! :D

Eileen said...

I was going to tell you how much I love that picture but then I saw Stan's post.....(snif)

Keeping both of you in my prayers.

Brock Family said...

It is within reach. You all are so strong. I'm in tears reading your sweet DH's comment.

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