another great challenge at Let's get shabby this month.
it was a colour board so here it is
this photo was a little hard to scrap because of the emotion behind it.
it still brings tears to my eyes and i remember it like it was yesterday.
my husband is in the army and he had gone out bush for 2 weeks. we were half way through and i couldnt sleep one night so i had stayed up watching tv. he always watches the news and i dont but for some reason when the late news came on i kept it on. there was a breaking story about the riots in east timor and that townsville troops were being deployed. i tried to ring him instantly but of course there was no service. i tried to calm down and went to bed to get some sleep. i got woken up about 3 oclock in the morning to what i thought was someone breaking in. it was my husband. he came down and told me he was leaving. they had been bought back from bush and put in lockdown. phones had been taken off them and no one was to go home to see their families because of operational security. he was a private, the lowest rank, as we were only 21 so it didnt bother many of them as most of them didnt even have girlfriends let alone children. he had made up an excuse that some of his equipment he needed for this deployment was at home and they let him go home and get it. we had less than an hour to say goodbye and have one last cuddle before he was deployed for 6 months.
our daughter was 5 months old, we had to wake her to get a photo. i look at this photo and see how tired she is and how she had no idea why she had to be woken up. i see his blood shot eyes from all the tears. this wasnt his first deployment since joining the army it was his third, but it was our first since having children.
so here is my page
and a close up of the stiching
thanks for looking and any comments you may leave.
cant wait to see what next months challenge will bring.