Wednesday, October 14, 2009

One Year ago Today.....

Stephanie & I were landing in Bahrain to spend a little over a week with our men.
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They had been deployed for 3 months and were pulling into a port...so we went. It was crazy. I never thought I would fly to the middle east. Ever. It was a trip that I will never forget. I will also never take a 14 hour flight again.
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We got there on what we thought was the day before the boys, but after checking our e-mail we found out that they were pulling in the same day. We went out to eat then went back to our rooms to shower and wait. By 8 the boys weren't there so I went to bed. An hour later I heard a knock on my door. There he was. Justin with the biggest smile on his face standing at my door. I don't think I have ever hugged him like that. I felt like I was dreaming.
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We spent the next 9 days mostly in our room talking. We went out and did a few fun things. We went to a movie (they sell fresh Carmel corn at the movie theater there!), went shopping, did laundry together, saw the Tree of Life, rode camels and found an amazing cafe called DOME that we LOVED!
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The last morning we had together we laid in bed and watched the sun rise. Saying goodbye to him again was the hardest thing I have ever had to do.

Sitting in DOME waiting for our food. When the boat pulled back into Bahrain a month later Justin went here. He said it was hard being somewhere like that where I had been with him. But in a strange way it made him feel closer to me.

Meeting the Camels. It was so neat! They look and feel a lot like horses.

The Tree Of Life.

Justin and I together under the Tree of Life.

2 comments:

Stephanie said...

Awww...it was soooo worth it :) Happy memories!!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

That's great that you were able to see him and now you have these great memories!