Saturday, November 26, 2011
At least we got one holiday
This past Thanksgiving was a special one for the three of us. The three of us got to spend it together. I didn't really expect us even getting to do that at all. I didn't think I would even get to see Jason till right after my birthday, so I already had my mind and my mental state ready for that. I can't complain at all that Amelia and I have 2 weeks with him in the middle of this deployment that isn’t quite a yearlong but long enough for us to get the R&R. We took advantage of the time to surprise his mom since I was already going to be there so they could spend time with me and Mia for a holiday. Little did she know, she was going to get a 6' 1" Thanksgiving and Christmas present all in one day. We went and got him this past Wed night. His dad and I made the excuse that we needed to go to Walmart for something, but instead we went to pick up Jason at the Corpus Christi airport. Just as we pulled into the neighborhood he called her and made her think he was still half way across the world getting up for the day. As he was talking to our daughter on the phone he walked in the house in the middle of it. She was sitting in her chair feeding Mia and she just cried. She was speechless that he was here just to see her and of course me and Mia. He looked at Mia and smiled and she just gave him the biggest simile I have ever seen her given her daddy. As he held her for the first time in 2 and half months and she had been talking to him on the phone and smiling knowing that voice was daddy. But it didn't faze her that she didn't know that face dressed in multicam and wearing combat boots. As I was writing about this little priceless moment between father and daughter, I was just shedding a tear or two.