Grateful and Thankful

Tonight as I was sitting in a Christmas Eve church service, I realized just how much I have to be grateful for. I had my husbands family on my left and my family on my right. I was overwhelmed by how special that was. I was literally surrounded by more love and support than I …

Continue reading Grateful and Thankful

A Different and Needed Perspective

With Christmas right around the corner, its been getting tough. Tougher than I was expecting. My plan was to just avoid as much Christmas as I could, act like it wasn't happening and just move on to the new year. Well, that obviously was not possible. Especially since I am home with family.  . It …

Continue reading A Different and Needed Perspective

Why I’m not moving home during deployment

No, I am not moving back home while he is deployed. Although I am sure both our families would prefer I did. I did consider it. We talked about that possibility a lot and he was supportive of me doing either. Ultimately, I came to the decision that me staying at our new duty station …

Continue reading Why I’m not moving home during deployment

Home for the Holidays

Never thought I would say this but it truly is good to be home. I was not planning on coming home. Was just going to prepare for the holidays alone but my family (and his) were having none of that. And now that I am home, I am so grateful that they made it happen. …

Continue reading Home for the Holidays

Countdown to Goodbye

Today went so well! I talked him into going to the early church service and on the way there I told him why but didn't give all the details. I just told him I had a surprise planned for noon in town. For the next three hours he guessed and asked questions constantly. Everything from helicopter …

Continue reading Countdown to Goodbye

When Christmas Has to Come Early

As you know, my husband received orders to deploy sometime before Christmas. As unfortunate as it is, we are making the best of it and decided to celebrate early (and probably again when he gets back 😏 ). I ordered his Christmas gift the first week of November, way before we knew he would be deploying. …

Continue reading When Christmas Has to Come Early

Hurry Up and Wait

So heres where we are. He got green lighted to be deployed last week. Received all his gear. All paperwork is done. All boxes are checked and yet... he's still here??? Apparently he's leave date got pushed back just a little. Its not by much but we'll take it. Its tough because I am of …

Continue reading Hurry Up and Wait

How am I going to do this?

That's just one of thousands of questions whizzing through my mind. "How? Howww am I going to survive?" It was miserable without him but I was established there, had a full time job, had my family and his close, had friends, had routines and a schedule. Here, I have nothing. I know that sounds so dramatic but …

Continue reading How am I going to do this?

Screw You, Sincerely The U.S. Army

Andddd that pretty much sums it up. The thing we were dreading most happened today. He received orders to deploy... next week. I still haven't even begun to process it. I can't believe 1) that this is our reality right now. I've heard, seen and known of so many go through this but its so …

Continue reading Screw You, Sincerely The U.S. Army