Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The One With Emotions and Christmas Decor

I'm not quite sure when it actually hit me that Leo is actually going away.

But sometime between bedtime and wake up time it hit me like a ton of bricks.

I've been a little mopey when the girls are asleep.

Sad while eating dinner.

And just having a pity party.

I am going to miss him. So, so, so much. Six months is a long time.

He'll miss Isabella's 3rd Birthday. Halloween. Thanksgiving. Christmas. New Years.

And every single day in between.

I love him with all of my heart. He's my best friend. He teases me. He sometimes can even make me pout.

I feel better after writing this all out.

Not a lot...but a little.

But can I tell you something?

I'm totally redecorating our bedroom and kitchen while he's gone. And Christmas?

Well, it's going to look like the Target aisles in here I'll have it so decorated.

I cannot wait to show Leo the pictures, ha!

Thanks for listening.

23 comments:

Carrie said...

Enormous internet hugs coming your way. I cannot imagine having the strength to do what your family does. Looking forward to seeing the Christmas decor photos :)

Melissa said...

I'm so sorry. I can't imagine. I'm sure it isn't easy. Good luck. Hopefully those Christmas decorations will help bring on the cheer!

Nikki said...

I'm sorry. I can't say it's going to be easy but just think that it's only 6 months. It could be longer. And when he gets home it will make both of you appreciate each other that much more. Hang in there. Think of the positives. And don't feel bad about having pity parties...they are needed every once in a while. I usually have one weekly!!!

Mommy's Sippy Cup said...

I really feel for you! Big hugs, thoughts, and sympathy are headed your way. I know it's not going to be easy, but try and stay strong.

But I am looking forward to seeing your amazing xmas pics!

Shell said...

Oh girl, I'm so sorry. I know you'll miss him! But you're a strong mama and you'll get through...and all of us will be here for the moments when you aren't feeling so strong. Love you!

Patrice said...

Oh honey, lots of hugs being sent your way! I can't imagine what you're feeling. Good for you for looking for the positives, and you know your bloggy friends are always hear to listen when you need to just get it out! :)

amanda said...

i can't imagine. i won't pretend to. but i hope you know we will be right here with you. the whole time. to hold your hand. to listen. and to help you shop every inch of the target holiday aisles :)

xoxo

Jessica said...

You know what's strange? I was *just* thinking about you and this "situation" today.

I don't know why, but suddenly it dawned on me what you'll be going through without your husband sitting right next to you.

I don't know what you're going to go through, but I hope that you know you can blog anytime and we're all here to listen! You're in my thoughts...

Megan said...

I cannot even imagine having to say goodbye to my husband for six months. :-( You can have a pity party on your blog any old time you want! I'm sending lots of good thoughts your way.

Kmama said...

I don't blame you for having a pity party. I would too. Just don't let it get in the way of you enjoying what time you do have left with him. ((HUGS))

Rebecca D said...

{{{HUGS}}} IT will be hard, but you'll have all of us, your bloggy friends to keep you company...

Mellisa Rock said...

So glad that you have your girls and retail therapy to keep you busy until he gets back home. Big Hugs!

Llama said...

Awwww sweetie. Im so sorry. It is ok to be sad, it means you love him. Im so glad to hear that writing makes you feel a little better...get it all out...we are here for you! So happy to hear that you have plans to make you and the family so happy in the months to come...i know that Leo will appreciate every little thing you do!

Amanda said...

Oh, Chelle :( I'm heartbroken with you! You have every right to throw a pity party, because not having your best friend around for a whole 6 months just plain out SUCKS. But know that you have lots and lots and lots of support!

KLZ said...

That's so, so hard. I'm ready to see all your Christmas photos - I vote put them up early for an extra few weeks of cheer.

Connie K said...

Cant wait to see the Christmas pic's and i'd be sad too :( but i'm sure the time will fly fast and he will be home before you know it !!

Allison R said...

{{{HUGS}}} I can't imagine what it would be like to be away from your husband for 6 months! Can't wait to see your Christmas decor :)

Krystyn said...

I can't even imagine, honey! I'll be here to listen, too!

Lindsay said...

ooohh honey! I feel for you! I know you will miss him so much!

samanthasday said...

Hang in there girl. I know what it's like to never see your loved one. My husband works all the time and when I do see him he's exhausted and just wants to go to bed. I am basically taking care of our newborn daughter by myself. I cry a lot too when I'm lonely and don't know what to do to help her. I miss him all the time but we keep in touch constantly through txt.

If you ever need to chat send me an e-mail.

Whimsical Creations said...

Big Hugs!

Bombtastic Belle said...

I'm sorry that Leo had to leave for six months... I can't imagine going through that anymore. BUT - you will have all us bloggers here to lift your spirits, make you laugh, and do everything we can to keep a smile on your face until he's back hom again!!

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

I just wanted to say Thank you to Leo and you guys for making the sacrifices you do for us.