Sunday, April 1, 2012

Finding comfort

The first two weeks have gone by smoothly.  I'd say we've adjusted pretty well.   I found that my patience runs out with the kids generally around 7pm, so I make sure to have them in bed by 7:30, by threat of no movies the next day (they love their Netflix, and we don't have cable).  The first two days were the hardest, but I know a lot of people were praying for me, and I definitely felt their prayers.  Those first hours were the most painful I've ever experienced, and I'm grateful I don't have to feel that pain every day. . . it would be debilitating.   

We've found comfort in a lot of things:
The Daddy Dolls I made for them, and the stories and songs Dad recorded before he left.

One another.

...and good company. 
Daddy Shrines and making sure Daddy Doll has good food...

Glue and pouf balls...
Patriotic stickers...

And scissors and love notes for Daddy.

(It turns out, big sister's underwear is easy to put on.)

Chores... ("Look Mom, we're witches!")
And more laughter.
(He's a born tease. I love that he's copying his sisters here.)

But we still miss Daddy. 


  1. I'm glad you guys are finding ways to cope with the pain. You are such an amazing woman, and mother, I know your family will have the strength you need at this trying time. I loved all the pictures of your kiddies... I especially love the underwear picture. :) Sending more prayers your way.

  2. You are so sweet JeriLynn. You amaze me lady!!