Sophie did not go this year, but she had a good excuse. She is out of the country. A little over a week ago, we loaded up in the van and drove her to the airport to start the adventure of a lifetime. She will be studying in Austria this semester. It is still so odd to think about how far away she really is. I was grateful for the distraction of keeping up with three little ones in an international airport to keep me from completely losing it. It was still more than heart-rending to watch her turn and go through that gate all by herself.
Remember that little announcement about how the Army thought Alaska should be our next duty station? Well, I have some exciting news. Some very nice person infomed us that there is such a thing as senior-year stabilization for families whose children are wanting to finish high school at their current school. We applied for and were granted said stabilization! That means that we can remain here until mid 2013! I tell you I am fervently praying that Alaska does not still need a tuba player then.
I am also glad that our assignment has been postponed because it would have been very interesting travelling all the way to Alaska with a newborn. I have been both excited and nervous to share this news with you. I think once you have a miscarriage it is always scary announcing a new baby. However, I am hoping that all of you will pray for this new little one along with me.
Here is Jack's idea of what is going on in my tummy: (the circle is my stomach and that is the baby)
Here is what we saw 2 weeks ago:
Baby number 7 is due mid August!