I told her it was going to be okay and that we could do Skype dates with them and the babies. Alexis was alright with that but broke down again when she said, "But I won't be able to hold them."
Alexis is 7yrs old and this is her first real experience with having to "lose" someone she loves because of the army. Before she was too young to understand and the deployments and training for Darrell really don't count because she knows he is always coming home.
Last night I made her picture to print out and keep with her until we get her a little photo album put together. She told me what pictures to use, what frame & what she wanted it to say:
Alexis refused to leave their house yesterday until she got a picture with all 3 of the babies together lol - so here it is:
|L to R: Ryan, Genesis & Joshua w/ Pookie (7/26/2012)|