24 September 2010

there might be a short break in transmission . . .

Greetings all,
A few glitches in the routine here - starting with the freaky lighting in the photos i took this morning of the children in casual clothes for school (last day of term).  Not sure what was going on with the flash, call them 'artistic' shots but the camera is fine now?? 
I know, nothing says casual dress as much as a LV handbag & massive Summer Blossom hair flower in the 3rd grade!!
Exciting news, my husband will be home soon, ahhhhh, the relief, excitement & pure joy i feel is palpable.  I'm desperately sorry for the families who will not have their soldiers coming home, i can't imagine the hole in their lives.  We'll head to the War Memorial soon to put poppies by their names.
Our children don't actually know just how soon their papa is coming home, he likes to surprise them.  They spend weeks in advance making cards & writing lists of things to tell their daddy about what he's missed over the past 9 months, like sports ribbons, birthday gifts, art, awards etc.
I found my eldest daughter working on this card the other night . . . it says father in every language she could find on the internet, then a heart felt message.  I think it's her way of saying that it's OK that he chose a career that takes him away from us, but she still misses him desperately & loves him deeply. 
On a final note, handsome soldier has a grandmother who is on her death bed, so we're basically waiting for a phone call with the news & will head to Sydney.  My darling husband has been to10 funerals (ramp ceremonies) since June & i think with his grandmother passing, it will allow him to let out all the tension, anguish, sorrow & grief he's been holding in, during this war deployment, plus how much he misses his mother. 
So i'll be back when i can, have happy school holidays, mine will be an emotional roller coaster but we'll get through it all as a family. 
Anyone else loving LOVING the new Australian drama comedy series Off Spring??  Am i the only one so desperate for Nina & Chris to get together it makes me cry??  Love Posie

21 comments:

The Handmaden said...

How exciting, I bet you're counting the hours, minutes until he's back. Enjoy your break!

by marie-nicole said...

I AM SOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU ALL!!!

Sorry to hear about your hubby's grandmother but so pleased he will be home so soon!

ENJOY!
xx

Heidi said...

Good news and bad news. Thats great He's coming home and I feel bad that he might have to go to another funeral. Your children are so cute!
Have fun with your man!!

Chantal said...

Wow. You have so much going on, but so much to be thankful for too. Your children look wonderful and you must be a very strong character to be able to cope with your husband being a soldier overseas and still holding it together so well and raising happy kids. Sorry to hear about grandmother. I hope she passes peacefully. Have a wonderful time with your husband home.

Sally said...

Totally loving Offspring. Missed last weeks episode because we were rural but will watch it online probably tonight.
Thinking of you all - excitement and sorrow... a rollercoaster indeedy.
Take care.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Jennie...I am so excited for you and your gorgeous family waiting for your Handsome Soldier/Dad to come home...YAY!!!!!
No you are not the only one who loves OffSpring LOL!!! Dzintra♥x

Posie Patchwork said...

Thanks ladies, Nanna passed away so we'll be off to Sydney next week for the funeral. Thank again, love Posie

Kylie said...

Loving Ofsrping here too - Hugs to all - yay - looking forward to seeing you all together as a family again.

Stacey said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Nanna. It's always hard, don't you think, regardless of age?
Lovely photos of your well dressed children - regardless of artistic exposure! Love the flower and LV handbag. Such a fashionista!

Maxabella said...

I hope the homecoming was everything you hoped for!!

The photo actually looks like it was taken circa 1972! I quite like the effect.

Sadness that he lost his grandma, but happy days with your man. x

Amanda said...

Glad to hear your hubby will be home soon and sorry that his return will be bitter sweet.

Hot Fudge said...

What a lovely family you have. I am so sorry that your husband's grandmother passed away. However, there's the good side of life with the anticipation of your soldier's imminent return to his family.

I'm a great fan of Offspring. I can't believe it's locally made!

Brenda said...

So pleased that your hubby is on his way home to his beautiful family.

Have a lovely school break!

Sarah said...

Whenever I start to get hissy and self pitying about my hubby working ridiculously longs hours and at the weekend....I think about you. You really are remarkable and I can't even imagine what you must go through while you and your handsome soldier are apart. I'm glad this is now coming to an end and you will be together again soon. Those snappy dressing youngsters are just adorable and I bet papa can't wait to see them again. Much love. x

Rosalind said...

Offspring makes me laugh. Let me know when you are back then - you can drop in anytime x Hope all goes well and Yipee for yesterday.

Beach Vintage said...

This is so cute the "dad" card. Love it.

Posie Patchwork said...

Yes, soldier is home & i worked out that a child (could be any of them) had upped the brightness on the little digital camera thus the shocking outdoor photos in this post. Love Posie

designed to a T said...

So happy to hear you will all have your soldier home soon. My thoughts are with those who aren't as lucky as you all. My sympathies to your family on the passing of your Nan. Have a great holiday kids. C u when you're back....Terese

Corrie said...

OK what to write about first - offspring and how much I love that show - oh the chemistry between those two! I have a bit of a soft spot for him.

or how gorgeous your kids look - someone looks ready to take on the catwalks of paris!

or that sweet sweet note to her daddy! awwwww melts my heart!

corrie:)

The Clip Cafe said...

Oh like every one else we are very happy for you (and sorry about your hubby's gran) best wishes to you all xx and thanks for stopping by uor lil space :-)

Wynona @ ivy designs said...

Love love love Offspring but gutted this week with Nina's mistake...lots of love to you and so good to have your hubbie back xxxx