One of Brett's Father's Day gifts was the gift of time and freedom to do whatever he pleased. After spending the morning together at a new breakfast joint (Smiley's in downtown Colorado Springs is not only delicious, they had a live banjo and guitar duet) we took him shopping and then he took the longest nap of his life. I kind of figured he'd choose that plus his eyes were still needing extra rest. If you haven't seen me share about on Twitter, he had PRK on his eyes (similar to Lasik) and has been home recovering for a few days.
We kept ourselves busy outside. It was a perfectly relaxing day after both kids getting sick, a trip to the local ER, two trips to the base hospital, an empty fridge, a messy house, and a happily drugged husband.
We won't get to celebrate Father's Day together next year. There are so many things I'm paying more attention to because I know things will be different when he's deployed. Nothing is getting taken for granted right now. Our time is precious. It's not always fun and beautiful and well planned and we get frustrated with the kids and each other but oh, it's still so much better when we're all together.
Brett, you're so important to us and we love you.