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.
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?
I’m sitting in front of my computer almost on the verge of tears…tears of joy, tears of awe at both the goodness of God and the miraculous power of His timing of events in my life. I could probably (and most likely will) fill multiple blog posts about all that God did for me during … [Read more…]
This morning I stood in my backyard with bags of army gear scattered around my dirty bare feet. It was only around 80 degrees but the high humidity made me sweat regardless. This was the second time in less than 24 hours that I had found myself in this exact spot, digging through military gear, … [Read more…]
I recently had the opportunity to do some guest-blogging over at Singing Through the Rain, the blog of a dear friend of mine who is an Airforce spouse. Her husband was getting ready to return from a six-month overseas deployment and she was asking about what to expect – both what she could expect personally, … [Read more…]
I don’t have a “bucket list,” but if I did have one, “attend a ball with Prince Charming” would definitely be on it. So, when the third opportunity in five years to attend a battalion ball came across the social calendar, I could not let it go. We had passed up the last two for … [Read more…]