Celebrating the birth of Christ this year has been not only a natural response, but the ONLY response I possibly could have to God after all He’s done for me this year.
Overall, I feel like I’m succeeding in my determination to choose joy this Christmas season. For some reason, the wonder of the birth of Christ is really overwhelming me in a new way and I’m seeing light and hope and joy everywhere I look. Now that my blog archive project is over, I’m throwing myself … [Read more…]
I’ve decided to make “Beauty in the Mess” (previously posted as “Beauty in the Chaos“) an every-couple-weeks-ly blog segment. I’ve renamed it…simply because I keep referring to the term “mess” in relation to “beauty” in relation to my blog’s name and mission-statement-that’s-not-really-but-kinda-sorta-a-mission-statement. And because everything has to match and be symmetrical and grammatically parallel because I’m quirky like that. This is where … [Read more…]
I wanted to wait to do an end-of-the-month “this is what we did in September” post. But 1) I was itching to do a blog post and 2) I already have too many photos as it is. So…. The last 2-3 weeks have been fraught with a lot of…junk. Realizing that the vertigo that I … [Read more…]
He’s been home almost three months now. Time always drags when they are gone and flies when they are home! Deployment uniforms have all been tucked away, ACUs are the standard again. Reintegration after deployment has been much easier than I expected it to be. And that kind of makes me nervous. I know that … [Read more…]
Since Russ went back to Afghanistan, I’ve really been struggling. Struggling with what? Well, just…everything. I think that 90% of the time I feel utterly exhausted and overwhelmed. There’s a song that has a line that says something like “You can only be strong so long before you break…” Which is true. But I think … [Read more…]