Well my love is home finally! He actually got to come home 2 weeks early which was a total surprise! I love surprises btw!!! It was a crazy stressful day but it turned out to be great thanks to help from some family and friends!!
The time for them to land changed at least 23 times. Just kidding, maybe only 3 times. My amazing friend Amy and my Mom helped out a ton when it came time to get the kids on base and in the squadron to wait on Daddy.
As you can see in the photos to follow, Ellyce was SUPER excited and surprised to see Daddy. She was literally on cloud 9 and was actually so attached to him that she cried when he didn't come home with us right away. Sad times. He had some paperwork to do and she thought he wasn't coming home, period. Oh to be 3 years old.
I'm not sure if you heard but Michael got home on a Friday. We hung out all weekend and went to church on Sunday and then got ready to head to Tennessee on Tuesday. We got up super early and piled in the car and headed off to see our family. We had everybody with us too! Except Jack. My mom, the kids and me and Michael. Well 3 hours in to our trip I started feeling like I had an upset stomach so we stopped and got gas and used the restrooms. Afterwards I still didn't feel 100% but I thought it was from eating greasy breakfast at McDonalds.
Well we get on the road and no more than 2 miles I couldn't drive anymore because I was in so much pain. I pulled over and switched spots with Michael. Then I started throwing up. Like violently and painfully throwing up. We pulled over on the side of the road again and I got out of the car and collapsed on the side of the road. I told them to leave me so I could die. They didn't of course, but Michael did get on his trusty iphone and find the nearest ER.
5 miles later we pull into the smallest ER known to this world. 2.5 hours later I'm armed with meds and a CD with my scans on it. I had kidney stones. Good times. So long story short I had them removed and spent the first two weeks of Michael's return in the bed. Not exactly how I wanted to be.
I missed my best friends wedding and Ellyce wasn't able to be her flower girl. I also missed taking my brother, Ben's and his fiances engagement pictures. I was totally bummed but thankful that God allowed my Mom and Michael to be with me cause I'm not really sure whta I would have done!!
My amazing church brought us meals and my friends were so supportive as well!!!
I want to thank all of you that helped us out during this crazy time!! I love each and every one of you that thought about me and prayed for my recovery. God has truly blessed me with great friends that care no matter what and never ask for anything in return. All these selfless people, where did they come from?!