2013 came out of nowhere. I'm pretty sure it was planned and possibly on people's calendars, but I was delightfully unaware and living in denial. To say this last year flew by would be an understatement. I know people say things like, "I can't honestly believe time has gone by so quickly," but this … Continue reading Lessons learned from a seasoned wife
*Taken from the SITE DISCLAIMERS page of this blog. DisclaimersI am not a therapist, social worker or doctor of any kind. I am a wife of an Active Duty Service Member, Mother, Writer, Designer, Friend, and this is a Blog, not WebMD. Any advice given is done so from “one spouse to another” and while done so with best intentions and years of experience, … Continue reading Happy 2013. Here is your New Year reminder.
Wishing you peace and happiness today. After watching The Polar Express as a family tonight, I only hope that you still allow yourselves to hear "the bells." Merry Christmas from my heart to yours.
A Submarine Christmas Poem T'was the night before Christmas, he lived in a crowd, In a 40 man berthing, with shipmates so loud. I had come down the Sail with presents to give, And to see just who in this rack did live. I looked all about, a strange sight did I see, No tinsel, … Continue reading A Submariner Christmas Poem
"The Sailor's Christmas" Twas the night before Christmas, the ship was out steaming, Sailors stood watch while others were dreaming. They lived in a crowd with racks tight and small, In a 80-man berthing, cramped one and all. I had come down the stack with presents to give, And to see inside just who might … Continue reading The Sailor’s Christmas
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
I was writing today about the Holidays approaching and since The Husband is now on Shore, I thought I'd post this one for spouses of the deployed first. I wrote this during our last deployment. Holiday Emotions Can Build Up Ah Christmas! I love this time of year. My tree is up at Thanksgiving and … Continue reading Holiday Emotions Can Build Up
Thank you to all of our service members past and present who have the courage to serve, the strength to walk away from those they love, and the selflessness to give your life to something bigger than yourself. ~ Marie Hobson - Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live … Continue reading Veterans Day 11.11.12
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!