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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What We Wait For

I was reading through some old journals from several years back and came across this quote. I remember the exact situation I was struggling with when I wrote this quote down. I sat there in aw as I remembered how fearful and doubtful I was that I would make it through that situation. I remembered …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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. …

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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 …

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