Today Gary called, it was the best surprise! (he's been in the field for the past month which means no communication what so ever) Lily answered the phone - I'm trying to teach my kids good phone etiquette, so if you call and one of them answer please be forgiving. I was in the kitchen listening to what she was saying and when she said "Dad?" my heart did a little leap. I wasn't expecting a call until Sunday! I thought she had gotten it wrong so I asked for the phone and it was him. And........ he PASSED!!! YEA!!!!! two long difficult years, and it's finally almost over. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh *sigh of relief* We still have a long way to go until everything (PA school & career) gets going but I can faintly see the light at the end of the tunnel.
These past 6 months have been the hardest of the two years. I am so ready for Gary to get home & for life to return to somewhat of normal.
I am flying out to NC next week to go to his graduation. I can't wait to see him. Normally he and I aren't the lovey dovey type but distance makes the heart grow fonder & we've been apart for a long time.
I'm just so grateful for my family, friends & neighbors who have been so willing to help out. & for all the love & prayers. I'll never be able to thank you all enough!!!