This Memorial's Day has been very memorable for me. Last year, James was still deployed at this time so I made him a cute little video to brighten up his day. My family and I all said thank you and that we missed him and it turned out very sweet and he loved it (I unfortunately have the video on my old laptop)!
I am so thankful to actually have James home this year. You can never brace yourself for how much a deployment is going to take a toll on you. I heard from a few people how great I was handling this deployment and how I seemed so strong, but honestly during it I would experience several anxiety attacks, which was not normal for me. I cannot imagine losing my James, because he is seriously my world. I have never been so close and happy with another person and I count my blessings everyday. I think my next post will cover how to 'survive' a deployment. In the meantime, scroll down for some photos and a last tidbit from yours truly.
Details: sweater from my wonderful mom, jeans from Charlotte Russe, and boots from Target
These boots have walked in other countries, worn by dear husband as he serves our country. It takes a strong man, or woman, to leave their families and face the unknown. These worn out boots represent long days and endless courage. I'm so thankful my husband has his boots back on American soil. Today is a day to remember those courageous souls that gave it all. God bless our troops and remember the fallen. Have a blessed Memorial Day, ya'll.
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