Saturday, December 29, 2012

Home and Whole

The Captain returned at last!  Our family has been whole for 25 days now.  His return home has been surprisingly smooth. I was worried, but I feel so blessed that he came home without so many of the issues others have dealt with (PTSD, moodiness, being overwhelmed, power struggles-- that was my concern for myself). It is as if he never left. I'm most grateful that he came back the same Jay who left.  And I'm so grateful to have my sweetheart back.  I missed his hands and his hugs and so many other things.

These are just random pictures, but they give you the idea.

There has been a little skeleton or dragon living with us sometimes.  He's wearing these costumes out.

Christmas day was simple and fun.

 Rhoda, too, didn't even need to adjust to him.  It was as if she knew him all along.
We all laugh a little easier these days.

Oh, and yes, the help with the kids is great! I've loved getting out of the house alone.  It's so much different from leaving them with a sitter or a friend. 


  1. I can't tell you how happy I am for you guys! I prayed every night that he would return home safely and that your family would be strong, but the idea of readjustment issues never occurred to me- I don't know why. Duh. However, it looks like you did just fine without them!! Love you!

  2. Oh JeriLynn! I love what you said about it was as if he never left. This was a very sweet post. I am so so happy for you. I love all the pictures - and holy cow my friend, you look amazing.