One Year Ago

This week makes one year. One year since we left Georgia. One year since we last saw our families. One year since we moved into this little house of our. One year since we made Texas home. This is the first time we have had the pleasure of calling somewhere home for more than a …

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It Won’t Always Be Like This

I have been hearing those words in my heart lately. Every time I look over at his empty couch or side of the bed. Every time I eat dinner alone and come home to an empty house. Ever time I go to an event or spend a holiday by myself. Every time I have to …

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When Time Stands Still

I can not tell you how many times I have been told "Your life doesn't need to stop just because your husband is away at training/deployed.". And while that may be true for your career, social and other parts of life, only recently have I discovered that unfortunately its not true for every part of …

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What “Being Positive” Really Looks Like

I truly have been overwhelmed by all the support and encouragement I have received since my last post. I am so thankful for all those who reached out to me, shared their experiences, offer advice and words of comfort. I was not expecting the responses I received but am so grateful to everyone who  took …

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One Day At a Time

I am trying hard to remain "positive" and "upbeat" and to "thrive" through this deployment but the truth is I am struggling and my heart hurts so bad. Everyone says to "stay busy" and I have been but no matter how "busy" you stay, the sting of walking into an empty house just never gets …

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When it Rains, it Pours

Have you heard of Murphy's Law? Basically it states "whatever can go wrong, will go wrong." I learned about it years ago in grade school, then again in college but never thought much of it. Then last year, as we were preparing for his deployment, I kept hearing the term. I read it on military message boards, …

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