Friday, January 25, 2013

First phone call

Joe called me at 1:30am to let me know he is there safely.

It was a quick call.
He said he could call again in 2 weeks.

Emily won't sleep at night and wakes up crying. Normally, Joe would get up with her and go in the living room and hold her.
It was their alone time.
I can't do it like he does apparently.

Nighttime is the hardest. I miss him the most then. 

Can't wait to hear his voice again soon!

Thanks everyone for the kind worlds. I appreciate all the text and messages asking how we are. 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

He is officially in the Navy!

 
Joe had his swearing in ceremony today around 10am. His roommate took a few pics for him so we could all see!
 


 
He is on the plane right now on his way to Chicago.
 
I have been able to talk and text with him all day which helps a ton!!
 
I don't think I will be able to talk with him any more for a while though. Once he gets to Great Lakes he will be able to call and say he is here and is safe and will get another phone call  in 3 weeks.
 

This was from his going away party.
 
Once he calls me and says he is there and is safe I will do another post to let you all know.
I, also, am going to to call tomorrow to get his address.
 
He is in good spirits. Ready to get this over with and come back home to his girls :)
 
Last night was really hard for me. Had a hard time sleeping. Praying tonight is better and that Joe's transition to boot camp is smooth as it can be
 


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

So it begins.....

I am home....without joe. :(

It has been on of the hardest things I have done.

We all hugged and cried together. Emily kept saying her version on dad.

He will stay the night in the hotel again and get up around 4am to head over to the meps center to have his swearing in ceremony.

He will leave for great lakes, IL from there.

I don't have an address for him yet. I will call his recruiter on Friday, hopefully he will have it then.

I am so proud of Joe.
We prayed and have decided as a family to be obedient to God. We will follow where He leads and we have had more than our far share of open doors and clear signs for 
this path.
It's not the easiest path but we were never promised easy.

Please remember to not post anything on facebook about me being along or for how long joe will be gone.

Thanks for all the prayers!!!


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Change in plans.

Joe's recruiter got his days wrong so we are in Indy now.
We decided to stay at the same hotel joe is in so we can see him until 10pm tonight.

It's not what we had planned but that's military life I hear.

Emily is loving the hotel room and she is "talking" very loudly! :)
I won't be surprised if someone calls and complains on us lol.

I am hoping we can see joe's swearing in ceremony in the morning. It just depends on how early it is.

If I can get some pictures of it is I'll share here.

Remember, please don't post any info on fb about joe being gone right now.
For our safety it's best this way.

Thanks everyone!!!

Update!!!!
5:50pm
There have been some more charges.....
The recruiters where indeed incorrect and joe was correct,
Joe was not supposed to be in Indy until Wednesday evening not Tonight.
We are here and have paid for a hotel room so we are all 3 going to stay the night in Indy and spend time with joe.
When we checkout tomorrow we will spend the day sight seeing until we have to drop him back off at the hotel and go home...

At least we get one more day together but it sucks that I won't get to see him swear in.
I don't have enough of Emily's keto meals with us and I didn't bring her scale to stay another night.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Big changes for our family

I have made Emily's blog private again.

Most of you know Joe is leaving for boot camp soon and I needed a safe place to update everyone without telling the world we are home alone for 5 months.

This way I know who can see it and can control it.

I know I can limit who sees things on facebook but the annoying stalker feed on the side can share info that my friend comment or like. I don't need total strangers knowing this stuff. :)

I will update here several times a week or just complain and whine because I miss him.

Joe and I have been married for 9 years in march and have spent so few nights apart. He is truly my very best friend and being away from him will be hard but we both know it's worth it.

Thanks for praying for and loving my family!!