Yesterday was a hard day.

If you follow me on Instagram you got a quick peek of my sweet baby girl saying bye bye to daddy.

You can never fully prepare for a deployment. This is our third one and it was still hard for all of us.

Peighton thought she was going with him and kept waving bye to me as he was holding her.

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I can hardly believe it’s been a year since he came home. It seems like it was just yesterday I was writing about his homecoming.
Me and my girl are a couple of tough cookies so we are going to be strong and hold down the fort until our sailor returns to us, even if that means ice cream for lunch some days (seriously happened yesterday!)
Everything ends, and this will too. I know that for sure.
I’ll be back to regular project posting tomorrow! Thanks for all of your support everyone! I have the best readers and friends! xo

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  1. Awww 🙁 this is never easy. I can’t imagine going through a deployment with kids, it was hard enough by myself. You ARE a tough cookie though, and I hope you keep up on blogging to help the time pass 🙂 thinking of you! Xoxo

  2. The deployments never get to feel like a piece of cake, but they do get better the more you do. My husband just signed up for back-to-back sea duty and we’re gearing up for another deployment of ten months (my fifth) about a year after an eight month deployment. I thank *you* for your service (and your husband’s) because our community couldn’t do it without the support of the families that stay behind. Navy spouses are the best even if it is sometimes fueled by ice cream! 😉

    p.s. I love your blog for the home and DIY stuff…being a Navy wife just makes you that much cooler.

  3. Oh, friend! I didn’t know he was deploying again! You are such a strong mama, and I admire you so much! Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help from afar! Hugs!!!

    ~Abby =)

  4. I just wanted to let you know that we truly appreciate you and your family’s sacrifice. I pray for all that are deployed and their families, too. I’ll be sure to say an extra prayer tonight for his safe return and for your strength while he’s away.

  5. Oh Chelsea! I can’t imagine how hard it must be on all of you to not be together. I so admire families like yours and truly thank you for your selflessness. Keep your chin up and if ice cream helps, heck have a whole bowl! I’ll be thinking of you 🙂 Hugs.

  6. Oh God Bless you and your husband both for your service. I think the wife serves as much as the husband.

  7. I kept thinking of you all day yesterday after I saw that Instagram pic…lots of hugs to you and Peighton! xo

  8. Hi –

    I just got seriously choked up reading your post. Both of my parents are Navy veterans, but I still can’t imagine what it would be like to see my little boy’s daddy go away on a deployment. Thank you so much for your sacrifice. Prayers.