Saying Goodbye For Seven Months

As some of you know my husband is in the United States Navy. Just one day short of our daughter Grace being 4 weeks old, her Daddy has left on a seven month deployment.

This is our first deployment, and the fact that we have a baby makes it so much harder. Luckily between both of our families I have an amazing support system.

To military spouses, partners, families and loved ones, I have the upmost respect for you. It is not always easy, and there are a lot of sacrifices to be made -especially with the little things that are often taken for granted- but it is not for nothing.

Just thought I would share some sweet pictures from our final goodbyes.

Grace’s dress matched Daddy’s uniform!

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Family picture

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Last goodbye with Grace 😦img_5610

My last goodbyeimg_5611

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Mommy Monday’s: Military Parents

As most of you know, my husband is in the Navy. What some may not know is that his ship is set to leave on deployment two weeks after my due date. How brutal is that right?

As much as it breaks my heart that he will miss the first seven months of his daughters life, what gives me comfort is knowing how many other military families there are out there who have a parent, or maybe even two, that is gone for long periods of time. If you have a military parent, it’s just inevitable and all you can do is make the transition easier on yourself, them and ultimately your child.

Ever since finding out I was pregnant and realizing that Tyler was going to be away for a big chunk of the first year of her life, I was determined to do everything I can so that my daughter knows who her dad is when he gets back. Of course we will Skype and talk on the phone as much as possible, but, the reality is we won’t be able to do that as often as I would like…and there will be periods where we wont have any verbal communication for weeks.

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