Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Playing Catch Up

(video of random dancing about 3 yrs old in this video)
So, I had just recently returned from a 3-4 month deployment, right before your 2nd birthday I believe Jay. I wasn't even sure if I was going to make it home in time, because right at the end of my deployment, attacks had started becoming more prevalent. The day before we were suppose to leave, we had a scare and we were locked down and told to take shelter. They nearly cancelled all flights out and in. I was scared, and sad. I cried inside because I was already missing so much of you learning new things and talking, etc. Almost everyday I got awesome pictures of you through email. However, when I got home, I wasnt expecting how much you grew, and your word development, and how much you were becoming independent. I was shocked, proud, and resentful all at the same time. It was so amazing seeing you trying to do things on your own, and communicating with us. We took a video of that day and have it on my computer. You were to cute for words! To this day, you amaze us with how much you have grown and learned throughout the years. You have gone to the store on many occasions and with your allowance bought yourself and your brother little toys. You made him very happy, and at the same time you were teaching him about being kind, and giving even though you didnt know it at the time. Now, when we go to store with Jonah from time to time and he wants to get something, as soon as he asks, he now asks if he can get you one too so that you are happy too. :)