Sunday, August 29, 2010

Goodbyes



He's gone. There were countless tears and countless hugs and kisses.  The hardest part was watching him say goodbye to our precious girls.  Such a hard day, but we got through it and now we start counting down the days until his return.

I wish I could've gotten more video of Mike, but they wouldn't let us get close to film them or take pictures of them getting into the jets.  We were told it makes it harder on them if their family is standing right there and making it harder to concentrate on getting the jet in the air.  I understood, but I wish so much I could've gotten those pictures of him in his gear and helmet and all.

We are so proud of you, Mike!  We love you so much and miss you every minute.  Every second.

11 comments:

Fusner Family said...

That was the saddest video. I can't image what your going thru. Just want you to know I am here for you anytime. We will be praying for all of you. Love you cuz.

Missy Bryant said...

Casey, I cried so much when I watched your video, my heart just breaks for all of you. I pray for Mike's safe and speedy return. Love to you all.
Missy

Carrie Taylor Bickham said...

My heart is breaking for all you, Casey but you are a strong and resilient woman and mother....I know you will get through this and help those precious little girls along the way. Love ya!

jacob and laura lynne said...

Casey if there is anything - I mean anything - we can do to help you...please call us! I know this would be easier if you had family close by - so let us be your family =) We love you!!

Erin Kelly said...

You and your family are truly amazing. Thanks so much for your many sacrifices, and for Mike's dedication and bravery. Looking forward to the 'Coming Home' video in the spring.

Carrie, Sean and Savannah Leigh said...

Casey,
My heart just hurts for you and the girls! I cried just watching the video and can’t imagine what you are going though! You are such a strong person, mother and a wonderful wife!! We Thank Mike and each one of them out there serving our country!! God Bless! Prayers will continue each and every day for a fast and safe return!!
~Carrie B.

Cindy Pope said...

Sweet Casey and precious girls,
Words aren't adaequate after watching your video. I don't know how you did that but I too so look forward to seeing the WELCOME HOME sequal!! The song was an added heart tug. The last and only other time I've heard that was at Sarah and Colin's wedding...they danced to it. Please know you're ALL in our prayers for God's Grace and Speed! Feel our hearts around you. With much love and gratitude.

Crazy Love said...

You will be strong! I know it is so hard! You and Mike and the girls are in our prayers!

Marge and Brent said...

Casey great job on the video and pictures. It is hard to put into words, or a video, just what that day really feels like. I know it was a hard day- but at least now the countdown until his return can begin. Thinking of you and the girls all the time! I know you will do great! And praying for Mike's safe return!

lyndsay said...

Ok...I said I wasn't going to cry when I finally got the chance to watch this and catch up on all posts and miserably failed. You know how much I love you all.

sara said...

wow. beautiful and sad. enjoyed skyping with you tonight.