I’ve always felt like Military Spouse Appreciation Day was a bit of a joke. Why? Because the only people who tell me they appreciate me are my fellow milspouses and so I say, “Back at-cha” and move on with my normal day. But this year feels different. I’ll be honest, I had no intention of writing … [Read more…]
And now the deployments seem like barely a blip on our timeline. A distant memory that only seems strong when I’m Already There comes on the radio and at Christmastime when the music on Pandora reminds me of the three Christmases tinged by separation from the one I love.
My husband bares no physical scars from war. But the scars on his mind and our hearts and our little family remain.
I’m asking you to focus less on the problem and consider the possibility you could in fact be part of the solution.
But sometimes, the first step of surrender is admitting to God that you aren’t ready to surrender.
Life just got a whole lot bigger and scarier. But the God I knew was still small and stuck in the box I created for him with my incomplete understanding of his grace.
The amazing story of us establishing contact with the family of our son’s namesake, a fallen soldier.
It’s within an hour of midnight on the evening of our last official day in the Army. I just finished watching about three straight hours of science fiction television, and even at the lowest setting, this screen is too bright for my over-tired eyes. I was lying in bed with the remnants of that last … [Read more…]
Yesterday was our 5th anniversary. Five years is a pretty big deal. We’ve been through a lot in those five years. We’ve spent two of those years apart. It’s been a long five years. But, as hard as they have been, they have been a good five years. I would like to commemorate this event … [Read more…]
My husband’s thoughts about reconnecting with his son after a year-long deployment to Afghanistan.
The best Christmas gift of all is having my veteran husband home for Christmas – this post includes a Christmas song for military wives!
When Russ was deployed, especially the second time, I was fearful a lot. Obviously, I was scared for his safety. But I also had this horrible unsettling fear that something would happen to me while he was gone. Something that could leave Ezra alone, stranded, with no one to care for him. I kept seeing … [Read more…]
What I Wore ~ Christmas Past. My favorite Christmas clothes.
What can be done when the “Christmas Spirit” is broken? When even the simplest of holiday gatherings brings such stress that my husband cannot function as he should? How do I hold this family together for the rest of the holiday season?