In a few weeks, it will have been six months since I had Ethan and Jacob. SIX MONTHS. It is an odd mixture of feelings. As I look back, I am both amazed that it has already been six months and shocked that it has only been six months. In some ways it feels like it was just yesterday, and in other ways it seems like it was a lifetime ago. When I think of all we have come through, it amazes me.
We haven't been home since Christmas, and haven't been able to visit the boy's since then. I feel horrible that we are so far away from them, but there was no way we could bury them here. We will be moving shortly after Joseph graduates, and we may never return to this area. My parents take care of their flowers, and make sure their "area" is clean. For that I am thankful, but I do wish we could visit them more. Their grandparents are taking great care of their flowers and visiting them often, so we left them in wonderful hands. I can't stand the thought of them being in a graveyard with no one ever visiting them.
As for life... it is going well. We are still digging out of the mountains of snow. The temperature has been in the upper 30's and lower 40's, so hopefully it will all melt soon. I am sick of snow. I think Joseph is even more ready for the snow to melt. He has been out in this snow, shooting and now working on land navigation. Poor Joseph has been pretty cold after all of his snowy training. Their class is slowly but surely getting closer to finding out his job and where we will move next. We think it will be sometime in May. I am ready to find out where we will spend our next three to four years.
My dad is coming to visit us this week! We haven't seen him since Christmas, so I am excited. My mom came up last month, so now both of my parents have visited. We won't be able to make it home again until Memorial Day weekend, so if they didn't come visit us... It would be a long time before we saw them. I leave you with a video of Bailey. It is from last summer. I am VERY ready for summer. This is Bailey trying to swim. He isn't the best swimmer.