Sunday, March 21, 2010

Missing Him

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

SO true!

Caleb has been in Belize since Wednesday and he returns on Thursday late in the evening. I knew I would miss him, but I had no idea I would miss him this much.

I just have to brag about him for a minute. He is an amazing husband. He's always been romantic and he continues to surprise me.

He left at 4:30 in the morning on Wednesday when Elliana and I were still fast asleep (although we did get a chance to hug and kiss and say goodbye). Anyway, Wednesday morning, I woke up to find my favorite store-bought cookies (mint milanos), my favorite drinks (Izzes), a note and a CD that he made. The note instructed me to only listen to 2 songs each day. It's been hard, but I've been following orders.

I just love this picture that I captured of Elliana as she checked out our surprise.

The hardest part about this trip is that not only is he in another country, but we haven't been able to communicate much. He told me that reception would be very spotty and that I shouldn't expect many calls or text messages. Although I understood this, experiencing it is another story.

Finally, last night I got a call from a number I didn't recognize. I answered it just hoping that Caleb was on the other line. Sure enough, it was him! We exchanged a lot of "I miss you and I love you"'s. Caleb is exhausted but doing well. I hope and pray that the rest of his trip goes smoothly, and that he returns home safely.

Our talk was very short, but it was so good to hear his voice. I almost felt like we were dating again. I was just so excited to talk to him. It's amazing how you take your spouse for granted until they're not around.

Yep, his absence has definitely made this heart grow fonder. I can't wait to get my arms around him.


Shamree said...

feels like when they went to europe and we were all just dating huh? Waiting for those calls/messages seemed to take forever!

At least you have little Ellie to keep you company:)

Can't wait to see you Saturday.

Courtney said...

I LOVE that picture of Ellie with the CD. she makes the best faces. I'll be happy when he is home safe and sound too.

Christina said...

It is hard to have your husband gone. Plan something special for homecoming and that will help the next few days pass!

Anonymous said...

Such a cute post!! Aren't you glad you have your husband back agin??!! =) We LOVED having you here while he was gone! Know that you are all happy to be back together as a family!! =)
Love you!! Mom

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I am a daughter of the King. Saved by grace. Follower of Christ. I love my God and I believe that he is faithful and true to his word! I'm still figuring out and trying to follow his plan for my life. I am a wife to my best friend Caleb, a mother to my miracle babies (they are my greatest joy and challenge), a sister and best friend to 3 passionate women, and a daughter to 2 amazing parents that continue to teach me what it is to be real and faithful to God and his word. I am lucky to get to be a stay at home Mom (thanks to God's provision). I love music, singing, coffee, cooking, baking, traveling, our beautiful state of Colorado, and mostly being with the family and friends that I love!

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Caleb is an amazing husband and father. He is always so good to me. He is my best friend. He is the romantic one. We love to laugh and spend time together. We've been married for 7 years and I just love that I get to spend the rest of my life with him.

Our 1st Miracle

Our 1st Miracle
Elliana Faith... God blessed us with our first miracle little girl in December 2008. She is sweet, smart, spunky, funny, strong willed, precocious, extremely outgoing, vocal and so full of life! She brings us so much joy.

Our 2nd Miracle

Our 2nd Miracle
Ethan James,.. God blessed us with our little boy in March 2011. Ethan was a bit of a surprise and an even bigger miraclle. Ethan is ALL BOY! He is very active, into sports and running around. He is also sweet, introverted, affectionate, and laid back. These days he often has us laughing, he's starting to show a little bit of "clown" in him. He makes our hearts happy too. :)

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Our 3rd Miracle
Emsley Jeannette... Our surprise baby girl was born on June 11th, 2013 and came into the world 4 weeks early. Her first 2 weeks of life were spent in the NICU, but due to God's hands and the prayers of many people, she grew quickly and came home to join our family! She is an easy, sweet baby and we are enjoying getting to know her personality.


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