Friday, January 23, 2009


Our anniversary was the 7th of January and we celebrated with a low key, relaxing night at home. I must say it was pretty romantic, well as romantic as it could be with a 6 week old in the house. Mike brought home roses and a balloon for me and we had dinner while watching top chef. For those of you who don't know Mike will be leaving for Iraq in September and will therefore miss our next anniversary. I try to not think about all of the holidays we won't celebrate together while he is gone but focus on him being with us now. I find that it is really hard to just enjoy each special occasion and not think about that he won't be here next year for it. I feel as if sometimes I get so caught up in the fact that he will be gone that I end up not fully enjoying the time we have together; so, my question is do we ever really just enjoy each day and live it to its fullest, or are we constantly living in the past or focusing on what the future brings?


Jeff & Leza said...

Leslie, Im sorry that Mike has to leave in Sept. I know the feeling of missing special moments because you are too focused on the goodbyes. Just be sure to remind yourself everyday that you have this time with him and when he's away you have these moments, these memories to keep you company. So, just like last time, I know you will be ok and be strong. Besides, you definately have someone else to keep you busy while he's gone ;)

I'll keep you guys in my prayers. It's never easy saying goodbye but one thing that we all have is God on our side to get us through the tough times.

God Bless.

Dave and Mandi said...

Why do we women do that???

Will you and PJ be coming to Alabama while Mike is gone again this time?

beth ewing said...

i can feel you on this one girl. we thought jon was deploying in 2010 but it looks like he will be gone before christmas this year. now i find myself doing the same thing.

Christy said...

I can't even imagine being in your shoes. I know you have to be a very strong woman to live the life you do and I am thankful that there are men and women like the two of you out there protecting us and our way of life. Tell Mike I said Thank you! I'm sure he doesn't hear that enough!

On the other hand, try to stay strong and focus on today instead of tomorrow. I'm sure PJ will keep you busy while Mike is gone!