“Sometimes, when I am feeling like I need to escape the kids, I find that really what I need is just the opposite! What I need is to CONNECT with my children – one on one.”
I am not doing nearly as well as I had expected or hoped to during this deployment. I feel like I am losing my sanity. Last night I washed a load of clothes, put them in the dryer, and as they were drying I realized that I had never put detergent in the washer. A … [Read more…]
I know I haven’t blogged much recently…I haven’t felt much like it. If you have been keeping up with my Facebook posts, you know that the past two months have been difficult on me. Quite honestly, I am burned out. I’m burned out on deployment. We are 4 1/2 months in, with a good 4 … [Read more…]
This is my third Mother’s Day. My first Mother’s Day, I celebrated a life in the arms of Jesus, and mourned the loss of our first little one.
My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. (Psalm … [Read more…]
I laid in bed the other night struggling to find a comfortable position in which to sleep. Amongst all of the tossing and turning I was struck with the realization that “I’ve done this before.” At the risk of sounding extremely melodramatic… Deployment and pregnancy have a lot in common.
I have received a few comments that have expressed a bit of surprise at how much “baby stuff” I’ve done this early in my pregnancy. In some ways, I’ve been a little surprised, because to me it just seems so normal. I’ve waited to be a mommy for a long time, so it just makes … [Read more…]