It seems our life with deployments seem to repeat at the exact same times.
His last deployment to Afghanistan we traveled to Fort Bragg about this same time.
It was Easter weekend.
Jerome and I did our Easter basket shopping at the PX on base while Gran stayed with the kids at the hotel.
The kids opened their Easter baskets, dressed in Jerome's Army t-shirts, in a hotel on base Easter morning.
Spencer was eight, Natalie five and Katie four.
I just think it is funny how this deployment is repeating itself.
Just as long as it doesn't repeat the length of time he was gone away from home last time.
In several hours, after I get in bed and get some sleep, I will be waking up to the first holiday I will have to do alone without him here.
We will be going to my parent's church, everyone dressed in their Easter best, sitting in a church full of families with daddies and husbands who are there with there family.
I almost don't want to go.....only because I don't want to see all the families enjoying their Easter Sunday together, I don't want to sit in church and feel the overwhelming feeling of loneliness that creeps in when being surrounded by happy families who have their husbands there, their daddies there for their kids. It is a very lonely feeling.
But I know I need to. I know my mother is looking forward to having her family together in church and for Easter dinner at her house afterwards. I know our kids will enjoy playing with their cousins and searching for Easter eggs. I know that I just have to make the best of it....because that is all that I can do.