Friday, August 21, 2009

Daddy says "Goodbye"

Today is a hard day for us. We haven't really said a lot about our plans for work yet. We made the decision a few weeks ago for Kevin to go back to work for the beginning of the school year. He is driving back to Bakersfield today in order to grab a few things from his classroom before school closes this afternoon. He will then be taking Fridays off as often as possible to make the trip back down to San Diego. This will allow him to save some of his days off until Karsie is bigger and more aware. This will also allow him to take some time off when we eventually get to bring Karsie back to Bakersfield with us.
We had a good visit this morning. Everything is still going in the right direction: no more spit-up, feeds are increasing to 6mL at 2pm, breathing looks good, Karsie might get more time on nasal cannula (up to 5-6 hours) if she does well for the first four, still pooping. All of this is very good news, and we are praying that this is a trend that continues for a long time to come.
A family picture... Karsie is 5 weeks old!
Daddy and Karsie snuggle before he leaves.
One more kiss... She is so in love with her daddy!

To my amazing husband... I love you so very much, and I am so thankful for your commitment to Karsie and me. We will be waiting here for you to come back every weekend... and in the mean time we will be loving you together. You are an incredible father already, and Karsie and I are so blessed to have you in our lives. I cannot wait for the day we get to be a family together in the same house. Safe travels... we love you!


  1. The pictures are beautiful and I was crying as I read the post. I hurt with all of you as you are separated. And I agree that Kevin is an amazing man, father, and husband.
    Praying that the days will fly by quickly while you are apart, will move slowly when you are together, that Michelle will be strengthened and encouraged, that Kevin will have a blessed beginning of the school year, and that Karsie will thrive.

  2. We are praying for your family as you endure this incredibly difficult time. You two are both incredibly amazing parents and, of course, you have an amazing daughter.

    We love you!

  3. Karsie is so beautiful...what great pictures of all of you. I can't even imagine what you are all feeling being separated, you will continue to be in our prayers. Is there anything that you guys need while Kevin is going back and forth...meals, gas cards, house cleaning, meal gift cards..etc. let me know.


  4. Aw those pictures made me cry. We will add this to our prayer list. I am sure daddy will be needing extra prayers being away from his little girl.

  5. Okay...tears...yet again! We are praying for you Michelle as you care for Karsie alone during the week. Glad you have your mom there and we will watch over Kevin during the week! I hope your weekends with Kevin drag on and on and that the weekdays fly by! We love you guys tons!