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  1. Thomas the Doot-Dooooo!!!!!!! | Beautiful In His Time

    […] husband, home on RnR. While I believe that my husband would share my bias against obsessions with trademarked toys, that […]

  2. Thomas the Doot-Dooooo!!!!!!! | Beautiful In His Time

    […] husband, home on RnR. While I believe that my husband would share my bias against obsessions with trademarked toys, that […]

  3. […] Because RnR was so difficult, I expected reintegration to be so as well. I expected fights and anxiety and stress. And yes there has been some of that. But my attitude going into reintegration was different. Over RnR I tried to fix everything wrong in a short about of time – which backfired into my face. With reintegration, especially knowing that we finished our LAST deployment and that he is never leaving me again, I felt like I could relax and be more patient with him. Not everything had to be perfect. We have the rest of our lives to recover from all this crap with have been through. […]

  4. […] Because RnR was so difficult, I expected reintegration to be so as well. I expected fights and anxiety and stress. And yes there has been some of that. But my attitude going into reintegration was different. Over RnR I tried to fix everything wrong in a short about of time – which backfired into my face. With reintegration, especially knowing that we finished our LAST deployment and that he is never leaving me again, I felt like I could relax and be more patient with him. Not everything had to be perfect. We have the rest of our lives to recover from all this crap with have been through. […]

  5. […] One day I went to a mall about an hour away. I remember an intrusive thought that threatened to overwhelm me…what if I just left him here in his stroller in the middle of the mall and walked away? It was scary having my postpartum depression re-surge with such intensity. I knew I had to make some changes. I realized that asking for help and getting treatment for postpartum depression was a necessity. I went back to counselling, got Ezra registered in the on-post childcare program, and began reaching out to friends for help with babysitting. Things improved throughout the summer, and our excitement built toward RnR. […]

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