Monday, December 21, 2009

5...4...3...2...1 He's FINALLY Home!

My last five memories come from the most recent years of our journey together...

Five...
We considered our honeymoon to be three years in Germany, but the finale was our 10 day Mediterranean cruise through Italy, Greece, Malta, France, and Spain. It was a breathtaking and magical memory that I can't even begin to explain...It was a trip I will never forget!!

Four...
Buying our first home together and falling in love with the opportunity to make a home truly ours! It's everyone's dream to own a home and paint the walls to tell the story of your life together. You know that show "If walls could talk?" Well this home spoke to us...We walked in and immediately envisioned our first home together. It was a new beginning for us and it was our turn to lay down some roots.

Three...
In 2006 six Joel and I found out that we would be expecting our first child together...We were excited and ready to begin our family together. Heartbreaking, we lost our first little miracle to a miscarriage and while this in not my favorite memory to look back on, it has made the list of memories for another reason. During this time I saw a different side of my husband. I have always known he was my rock, but when I thought my world was ending he was there to soften the fall. He was there right by side every step of the way. After coming out of the surgical center, my heart was broken and in need of mending. He was there to catch my tears and make the very moment of aching seem very at peace. Very few words had to be spoken, he just held me tight and told me that God had a plan for us and that everything would be OK...It was a moment I have never spoken about, but remember like it was yesterday. Hard to explain, but a moment that was a true to heart and a turning point in our life together.

Two...
While I was scared to think that we were about to experience the excitement of being pregnant again, it was real the heartbeat was there and the butterflies flew crazy in my heart. We were going to be parents!! We were in the hospital again, this time not for the heartbreaking news of losing a child, but for the blissful news of whether it was going to be a boy or girl. This was a moment that I never expected from my husband, but it was a great on in that. We were in the ultrasound room waiting to find out if we would soon welcome a son or daughter into our lives. Joel was sitting in the chair next to me and I was laying dazing into the screen. When all of a sudden the words "It's a BOY!" came from the technician mouth. Now, my husband has never been much of a sports fan, but when he jumped out of his chair yelled YEAH! I thought maybe we were in the middle of the world series. It was exciting to see that a man who once turned sheet white at the thought of children was celebrating on becoming a father to his first son...what a memory!





ONE...
Our son Austin was born! On October 31, 2007 we introduced our son into the world. He had finally made his arrival and well, if you have ever experienced this moment, you know exactly the memory that was made...No further words can explain that moment in time...Austin was beautiful and perfect...All because two fell in love <3






Joel has made it home safe...Stay tuned tomorrow when I post the homecoming video from when Austin saw his daddy for the first time in eight months!

9 comments:

Vanessa said...

I'm so excited for you!! Glad he is home safe and sound! Best Christmas gift ever in my book!!

Many blessings to all of you this holiday season!

Kristen said...

This is so sweet! I'm so excited that Joel is home and that you all can be together as a family unit again!

jutka said...

I'm so happy for you! Merry Christmas and a happy, peaceful New Year!

Courtney and the Boys said...

Oh my gosh...I'm so glad he's home in time for Christmas and I can't wait to see the video! My brother came home from Iraq last week, too, and I posted some pics of him reuniting with his boys on my blog. It's just such a wonderful moment for everyone. Thanks to your hubby for his service to our country and thanks to you for the sacrifice you and your son make for us. God bless!

RUBY said...

so sweet great last 5 glad hes home Happy holidays cant wait to see the video

sazucker said...

Thanks for a truly beautiful countdown!

Wishing you a year of health and togetherness!!

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Jacquie @ Joy Made Full said...

What sweet memories the two of you have together! I understand the heartbreak and closeness brought about by #3.



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