I know. I HAVE used this photo too much, but I love it. Ashlyn was 5 weeks old at the deployment ceremony.
I swore that I would not count down to anything. I was going to be totally calm, and not believe that Allen was coming home, until he was home. I had every intention of just totally expecting another extension, just in case. I did not want to have my hopes dashed, again. But, ALLEN WILL BE HERE IN 4 DAYS!!!!!!!!! Did you hear me? FOUR DAYS! That is just 3 more days in which I do not get to see him. In four days, I will get to hold him and see him hug our daughter again. I am not totally calm. I am an emotional, hopeful, counting-down-to-the-homecoming wreck!