Its been way too long since I have posted on here & I apologize!! The kids & I had a hard time getting used to Joseph being gone but we made it through the long year. Joseph got to come home for 2 weeks at Christmas & we had the best time!! Just hard to see him leave all over again but it still gave us something to look foward to. He made it to Camp Shelby the first part of July, stayed there a week to demob. The kids & I got to go see him for a few days while he was there & then we went home to get things ready for his arrival in Calhoun City. That was the absolute greatest day of the last year to be able to see him walk in the front door of our house!! I was SOO happy!! Our poor babies had no clue what to do with themselves having him there. It was just wonderful:) We took the time to get used to being a family together again & just kind of getting back into the routine of day to day life.
It seems as if nothing seems to have been "calm" since he came home. Our family has gone through a hard time. My papaw went to be with the Lord in August. I am glad he isn't battling his illness anymore & can do all the he wants to do in Heaven now, but it doesn't help missing him at all. Hayes still talks about his Pop & the girls don't understand it still but at that age its hard to. Heck, I'm 29 & I still can't understand it all. I have always said I didn't know what I would do without him in my life & boy was that true. I may not have seen him everyday but I knew no matter what my Papaw was always there for me to give a big hug to & tell him I love him. He is the sweetest, kindest man I have ever met in my life. We all miss him so much each day & I know that will never ever change with any of us.
Like I said, it has been quite the 5 months since Joseph came home. MacKenzie started 2nd grade & she absolutely loves it! She is making all A's & we are quite proud of her! Brianna started Kindergarten & I couldn't have asked for a better teacher to help with this year. For those of you who don't know, she went to Strugis for Pre-K last year & it is such a small, personal school. Sudduth on the other hand is such a LARGE school. It took a little time for my shy girl but now she loves it soo much!! And sweet little Hayes is just being a typical 2 year old boy. He is finally deciding to potty train & I think he is doing rather well. Let's pray he gets it down soon!! LoL
Well, I know this is long but after a year of not updating I had quite a bit to share. I hope everyone is doing well & I will try to update more often & get some new pics on here soon!
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