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Friday, October 29, 2010

Have you seen Matt?

I did not want to broadcast the fact that I have been alone for a little over a week. But I have. Matt has been in Budapest, Hungary, with a group of Shiloh students and two other sponsors for a mission trip.

I won't go into the ooey gooeyness of how I can barely breathe when I am not with him. I'll spare you those details. But I will say that we have all missed him desperately and could not be happier or more relieved that he will be home with us very soon.

We have skyped every day, which is awesome. We've also emailed and texted, and he has told me a lot about the city and its history. On Wednesday, I called him, and after we hung up he sent me this picture with the following caption.

"This is what I was seeing when you called."

My response back immediately...

"That's awesome. This is what I was seeing when I called." Just bein' real. Absolutely no resentment.

Matt requested that I send him several videos of the kids. My first few attempts with Jeb went something like this...



But then I caught this sweet little prayer from Belle.



I have a feeling he's going to have a hard time prying us off of him when he finally gets here. Although I may be too busy with Halloween costumes for hugs. Sigh. I can't wait for the big reveal, though. They are going to be super cute. Stay tuned!

6 comments:

Kelsey said...

Oh man! Jeb, really misses his Daddy! Great videos!!

Boni said...

The one of Jeb nearly brought me to tears...but then, sweet Belle made my eyes tear up!

Your kids are precious and sweet and SO STINKIN' CUTE! Have fun when Matt gets home...(and Congrats for making it. Travis would find me in a wallowed up mess!)

Kate (Southern-Belle-Simple) said...

how lucky we are to have people we love so much that their absence affects us so greatly......sweet babies.

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

I hope you guys have a super weekend as a family of FIVE again!

And, that pic you sent back to him? Oh my gosh. I just laughed out loud. ;)

The Jordon Family said...

What Matt was seeing when you called him was Beautiful and what you were seeing is what I'm always seeing at home..
I know y'all will be so happy to get him back home :)

Nel said...

Bless his heart! I bet both of those made Matt tear up. I got an email and thought of you immediately always making things with your kiddos. If this does not work email me (it is on my profile) and I will send you a link. And I know the witches and ghosts are not cool but these are so cute. Here they are:
http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/Marshmallow-Witches?pmcode=IKJD205G&_mid=735032&_rid=735032.581500.337691 and http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Quick-Ghost-Cookies?pmcode=IKJD205G&_mid=735032&_rid=735032.581500.337691 Then this one with strawberries. http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Strawberry-Ghosts?pmcode=IKJD205G&_mid=735032&_rid=735032.581500.337691
until next time... nel