Thursday, October 23, 2008

Dinner Dates

My cousin Eric is back home for 4 days before leaving for Kuwait. They had family pictures made last night and we met them afterwards for some dinner at Coach's. It was so great to see Eric!! Bryan and I are so blessed to be a part of Eric, Whitney, Katie, and Jesse's life. We are grateful any little amount of time we get to see Eric before he leaves on Sunday.

Hasn't the little man changed!!!!

He's the cutest thing. Believe it or not, he was really looking at me as I talked to him or he might have been eyeing the sparkly necklace I was wearing. He would just watch me. At one time, he went a little cross-eyed on us and we all just busted out laughing. I don't think Jesse appreciated it!! Word on the street is I may get to babysit Jesse and Katie for a few hours on Saturday afternoon. I'm am so excited!!! Any time I can get with these 2 is great!!
Eric and Jesse
I loved this father/son picture. Eric leaves on Sunday. Please pray very hard for Eric, Whitney, Katie, and Jesse. I cannot imagine what it would be like to leave your family for 10 months. Pray for Whitney as a new mom that she will have strength and energy and emotional balance as she takes care of Jesse and misses her husband. Pray for Katie as she has had many adjustments the past few months.
One praise, Eric told us he does get 2 weeks leave during those 10 months!!!

10 comments:

Mandi said...

My heart goes out to families that are separated for long periods of time. I am so thankful for their service to our country!

Faith said...

Jesse is so sweet! I love the picture of the two of you. I will be praying for this sweet family and that God would sustain each of them through the months ahead.

Have fun babysitting!!

Heather said...

Jesse is a cutie pie! It's amazing how much they change, and how fast! I know they are thankful to have you as a babysitter! Have a great weekend!

Betsy said...

I know it has got to be sooo hard to say goodbye for 10 months...especially with a baby! :( I will be praying for them! We are thankful for men like him!

MiMi said...

I am so glad that Eric got to come home and that ya'll got to spend some time with his precious family. I am so thankful for his (and many others like him) service to our country.

I can't imagine how difficult it must be to say goodbye for 10 months --especially with small children. I am praying that God will sustain them through this time and bring them back together soon for a glorious 2 week reunion!

Alana said...

I really can't imagine giving up my husband for 10 months. My prayers go with them all!

The Hickman's said...

Wow, he's grown- what a precious baby! Your family will definately be in my prayers! I have a brother-in-law in Japan right now with the Marines. His wife and baby are in Tulsa- you've probably seen pics. My heart goes out to them and I'll be praying...

petrii said...

What a cutie that Jesse is!! Such sweet pics!!!

Have fun babysitting that cute bundle of love :o)

Have a Blessed week, Dawn

Megan L Hutchings said...

I can't either! I would want to lock Web up in our room and hold him for four days straight!!!

I really do pray that this time passes quickly for them and that Eric is SAFE!

Kristen said...

That little guys is so cute! I will definitely be praying for them!

p.s. I have that same necklace and actually wore it today :)