Deployment #2. January 10, 2013. Audrey is 4. Jacob is 22 months. We have less than two weeks left before Jimmy is done in the Navy. Another two weeks or so and we're moving home, to Texas, to live in Austin again.
While emailing back and forth I told him I loved him. He replied with 'Why?'. and this was my response.
Because you said in an email "Tomorrow makes two weeks until I get to come home. I like all the ways time can be measured, but what I like most is that when it's done, I get to be with you."
Because you're sexy and smart and honest. Because you make me laugh. Because you call me. Because you work really hard, for us. Because you're a fantastic kisser and make my knees turn into jelly, and my toes curl. Because you're romantic and sweet. I love you because you love me. I love you because you're the better part of me. I love you because you make me a better person and you make me happy.
The reason that is on my mind most lately is the kissing... I hope I don't lose my mind before he gets home, because I just might. Sometimes the days drag on and one can feel like a week. Before I know it we'll be looking back at this time in our lives, remembering fondly the homecoming, the smiles, the kisses, him hugging the kids, laughing with them, holding my hand again... feeling whole again. I know we're going to be so happy in our life together. I can feel it inside me, I can feel it for certain.
I'm the luckiest woman in the world, and so extremely happy. I love James Allen Tedder and can't wait to see what the next chapter of our life includes.
-Mrs. Victoria Nicole Tedder