So much has happened since my last post. As I catch my breath and gather my thoughts, I'll give you the skinny and more details are later to come.
Last week wasn't what it was supposed to be. I created THIS post and then the scheduled FRIDAY post before I headed out the door to catch a flight to Alabama...right before all heck broke out.
After being canceled once for my 6am flight, my 1pm was later canceled. Heartbroken I sat on the phone pining for a suitable reschedule. No such luck. I was devastated that I couldn't get a scheduled flight until the next day-after my grandpa's service! I accepted my refund and headed to my hometown with my bereavement days and sought comfort in my parent's home. It did me a world of good to get away and hear a familiar voice when I walked through the door. (No offense, Cooper.)
Funny how you distinctly remember the play-by-play when monumental things happen in your life. Easter morning I took the sheets off the bed that I had slept in at my parent's home to be washed. After doing so, I casually updated my inbox on my phone to check my email while I brushed my teeth. Lee had forwarded me his monthly newsletter from his unit. In it, I discovered his deployment dates and what's to come in a very short time. Although, I can't share dates with you for safety reasons, please keep Lee and I both in your everyday prayers, wishes and dreams. This is our first rodeo and my heart is already so heavy after the recent turn of events. I'm quickly beginning to realize just how much I will be handling on my own.
Later that day, I was video taping Cooper hunting eggs when I received a call from my cousin in Alabama. I could tell something was wrong immediately when I answered the phone. There was silence on the other end. Finally he told me that we had lost him. His dad lost his battle with cancer. I just can't begin to imagine...
So there it is. I'm a wreck. Here's to putting a lid on it while I head to work. And just in case you're wondering, Grandma did make the bunny cake.