Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Then and Now
Today is THE DAY Army Guy returns from the LONGEST DEPLOYMENT IN THE HISTORY OF THE EARTH!!! (or maybe... it just seemed that way.) We will pick him up at 8:45 pm and I'll post photos of his return in a few days. But today I thought it would be fun to take a look back at how the Ducklings have changed in 1 1/2 years.
This photo was taken a couple months before Army Guy left for training. Ducklings were 3, 2 and 9 months. I was scared to death about the mere idea of being both mom and dad to these guys for 18 months. It was overwhelming.
This photo was taken last January just about the time Army Guy was finally arriving in Iraq. Huey was 4, Louie 1.5, and Dewey 2.5.
And here are the Ducklings today. Louie is 2.5, Dewey is 3.5, and Huey just turned 5 last week. We made it. The four of us have been through some ups and downs... but we survived and we actually did quite well. These boys are just precious. And even when they flush their jammies down the toilet and then flood the bathroom by flushing over and over.... and over.... (sigh) I STILL enjoy the privilege of being their mama. (but I'm really glad daddy will be here VERY VERY SOON!
Merry Christmas from our family to yours. We are truly blessed to be reunited again at Christmas time and we are thankful for each and every one of you who have supported our family while Army Guy was away!
Loretta is the mother of three boys aged 11, 12, and 13, and the author of the upcoming book, "Laughing All The Way To Kindergarten". In addition to keeping up with her crazies, Loretta is a lover of Jesus, hummer of Christian tunes, fan of TexMex, and wearer of leggings. Loretta documents the crazy at www.lorishouseofcrazy.blogspot.com. For more information about future books and a blog of devotionals, visit www.lorettamonroe.com