It seems to be coming so quickly... cake, cake, and more cake.
That means that time is passing and so is the deployment. This time we had a chocolate sheet cake. It is a special recipe from Brenda, the parent of a high-school friend. This cake evokes good memories for me. Coming to my friend's house to find this cake freshly baked for us. Moms doing special things for their kids just because.
I hope that someday, when the girls are grown, that the deployments evoke not only memories of missing Gene but memories of the fun times we had together as mother and daughter.
Abby, Kameryn, Hanna, Greta, and Gigi