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My 10-year-old daughter, Makayla came rushing down the stairs and quickly opened our front door to the cold night air. "What are you doing, Kay?" I asked. "I'm setting a moth free." I watched as she carefully and delicately opened her hand and told the little moth, "It's ok, you are safe, you are free … Continue reading Losing innocence
Dad/Coach warming up his Son/Goalie Yesterday my husband calls very chipper from his office and says, "Hey! Do you want to play on an indoor soccer team with me and Zach (our 14-year-old Goalie)"? A few things quickly went through my mind. 1) I don't play soccer. 2) I don't know how to play … Continue reading Filling the void of deployments by becoming the Osmonds of Soccer
The last few months have been full of many, many things. I've committed to my health and for the first time in years, followed through on working out. 7 lbs lost and I am feeling better than I have in a long time. I will be continuing "Me vs The Jiggles" while on vacation … Continue reading Aloha! “They Call Me Dependent” is coming to Hawaii!
Picture from: http://randijasmine.com Marie, Thank you for writing this blog and sharing so much with the world. I wanted to ask, how do you fill the void when your husband is away? Thank you for your answer and time. Respectfully, "A Sub Wife" Dear Sub Wife, Thank you for the … Continue reading Ask the Wife: How do you fill the “Void”
I've been getting a lot of duplicate questions by email, so I will start posting them (without the use of names/commands/etc) on my Facebook Page with my responses so others can have the answers too and chime in on advice! Just remember to read my "Disclaimer Page" where I make it very, very clear I am not … Continue reading Got Questions?
I'm still having trouble grasping that it's now month 9 of 12. I took most of my summer off, and focused on my children, husband, and myself. It's something I have never done before. And when I say never, I mean that I have never given up everything else. Normally, I have my hands in … Continue reading Snapshots
Thank you to the "Bama Wives & Girlfriends" for having me speak at their FRG Meeting tonight. This is such a great group of women and I really enjoy my time with them. I have received ship coins before, but never a special pin! I will wear it proudly. 😉 Thank you Ladies!
So, I'm really sick. I even walked into a doorway this morning while getting the kids ready for school. I was so dizzy and disoriented. Not fun. The only thing that makes me feel better when I'm sick is homemade chicken noodle soup and my grandmother Marie's patchwork quilt that she made for me when … Continue reading SIQ Today