Saturday, December 31, 2011


After Ryan's graduation from AIT, he was sent to Ft. Lewis, Washington. We found out shortly thereafter that his unit was being deployed to Afghanistan sometime in November. He came home for his "block leave" right before October and we had an early family Thanksgiving with him. I drove home every weekend in November except for one, and I was thoroughly exhausted. But I wouldn't have had it any other way. Getting to spend time with Ryan was precious and being there when he PROPOSED to his girlfriend was priceless!

It was REALLY hard to send him off but Ryan wasn't worried or nervous so that put our minds at ease.