Steve was able to get one last e-mail out to us before his boat...that was heading home...heads BACK out to sea. For those of you that I talked to about it...you knew that daddy was due home in short order! I know I can't say specific dates...but let's just say "soon"!
Well....looks like he will not make it on schedule and will have to head back out to sea for an indefinite period of time.
I don't anticipate it being too too long....maybe a week or so...maybe a bit more. No one really knows for sure at this point. I have not told the boys yet? They are going to be soooo sad! They don't understand "later" as well as I do! They can't appreciate the "coming home safe" as well as I do....they just want their daddy home NOW!
....."All" Summer has really only been 3 months for me. A drop in the bucket of life! But for the boys...it was "a WHOLE SUMMER"...."forever" in their little minds! So I'll wait and tell them tomorrow after school and I am thinking maybe a WATER PARK on Saturday to pass the time ....:)
Whatever the boat turned around for is important. I don't question that. We miss Steve/Daddy....but he has a job to do...and the hard jobs don't necessarily take place on the perfect schedule!
Here is the e-mail that Steve was able to send just before they turned off e-mail for a while! It'll break your heart...or at least it broke mine! I wish so much I could tell him that we are OK! Sad...but OK!!! :)
"I am sure you heard about the change to our schedule by now. Believe me when I say my heart is breaking, but I will paint the smile on to keep the crew's morale up (as best as I can). I know you will do the same for the boys. My thoughts are with you always, every day. Email is probably going to go away very soon too. I'll write again as soon as I can. I feel so bad for the boys - the idea of disappointing them makes me sick to my stomach, and I only feel worse that you're the one that actually has to see their faces - I'm sorry. Please just tell them that the bad guys were starting to misbehave and that daddy had to go take care of it.
I love you!!
(and for the record...I cut and pasted this e-mail into the blog....Steve must be tired...because spell check picked up 3 miss-spellings in his e-mail? Not like my Nuclear Engineer Husband!! :) ha ha ha a ha