Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Deployment begins

I took this picture Sunday, right before Glenn and Amy left for Birmingham. Yesterday morning Amy dropped Glenn off at the airport and he flew back to Illinois. Next Tuesday he'll make the 15-hour flight to Korea.

Last night Amy said that she's busy enough in the daytime to ignore Glenn's absence, but the evening is more difficult. So she and I started watching "24." Last night we watched 4 episodes in a row between 8:00 p.m. and midnight. This morning we went and exercised, then walked around town getting various errands done. Amy said she slept soundly last night. That's good!

We'll just do each day as it comes, and not think about a year. Before she knows it, she'll have reached the half-way point. Then it's all downhill until Glenn returns. I think it may be harder for Glenn as he really misses the children when he's away, and Abbey and Mady are so young now. Hayley can at least talk on the phone in a meaningful conversation when he calls.

When you think of Glenn and Amy and the girls, please pray for them.



Blogger Dominion Family said...

I will definitely be praying for Amy and Glenn and family.

4:34 PM  
Blogger Dana said...

Ditto with the prayers here :)

7:44 PM  
Blogger Dy said...

Oh, Laura, this is such a big thing. I'm so glad Amy doesn't have to go it alone. The love and support she'll have this year will help make it bearable for her, and the girls will have so many good things (things that can't, and aren't meant to, replace Daddy, but good things nonetheless, and they'll fill their memories with love and warmth during this time).

Glenn and all of you will continue to be in my prayers. {{hugs}} And tell Glenn thank you, from us. We know what a sacrifice he's making.


10:51 PM  
Blogger Wool Winder said...

During some of our work transfers (not military), John had to go on ahead of us for a month or two. That was hard enough, I can't imagine what a year would be like.

8:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I too will be praying for the family.

8:54 AM  

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