Monday, July 9, 2012

It's hard to say Goodbye

WARNING:  This post contains a lot of pictures of people hugging.

We love Uncle Jesse.  He is Britt's youngest brother and his unit was just deployed to Afghanistan.  Our family had decided to say our farewells after the Barton Family Reunion the weekend before he flew out, but at the last minute, we decided to go see him off at the airport.

Getting to the airport was amazingly difficult, but it was so worth it!

This is Jesse with all his sisters

I wasn't fast enough with the camera to catch Garrett's hug 

Kaiden hugs his uncle goodbye 

 Jesse gives his mom a big hug

 And a good one from his dad

love from Becky 










some of his nieces, Oaklee, Tyler, Gracee, and Olivia

Rachel gets a hug in

loving on his sweet wife

Kimberlee didn't ever want to let go

Kimberlee's dad gave them some advice

Grandma Barton shares some words of wisdom with Jesse and Kim

goodbye for now 

getting on the plane

waiting for the plane to take off

It was kind of a surreal experience.  We were so excited and proud of him, and of course, sad and anxious at the same time.  We wish him all the best.  In a way, this will be the mission he did not get to serve, and we all expect wonderful things from him.  Jesse, you and Kimberlee are in our prayers.  We love you!!!

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