Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Wife to Wife Wednesday

What is one challenge experienced in military marriages that you have been able to work through or overcome?

That is a hard question! There are so many unique challenges! I think for this post, I will go with communication. Seems a bit obvious, I realize, but just being able to find a way to mimic those everyday conversations. Sharing our stories from each day in order to keep us connected. Thanks to the Internet, that has become a million times easier. 

The challenge really comes in that the lives we are leading have become so drastically different, it makes it so much harder to connect sometimes. This coming hardship tour, we are planning to do a bible study together, which will give us common ground and keep us connected to the Lord, as well as each other!

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Friday, February 15, 2013




I am his beloved. No matter what I do or say, his love for me is everlasting and I am no where near perfection. He sees my weakness as a gift he has given me in order to make me stronger.

I am so loved that I am forgiven, again and again. All I have to do is ask, and I will be saved. It is in my imperfection, that I am his beloved. Each imperfection created explicitly by him for his purpose for me. It would be an insult to not love what he has created, as he makes no mistakes. I love who he has made me, now and in the future.

"For when I am weak, then I am strong." 2 Corintians 2:10


Wife to Wife Wednesday

Wives of Faith Wife to Wife Weekly Linkup

Question of the Week : What made you fall in love with your husband?

If I had to choose just one thing, it would be his ability to handle even the most insane situation with humor and grace. I do not have that skill, and I fear most of the time, I may be the insane situation that he is dealing with! But that is exactly why I fell in love with him. There is nothing that I or life can do to phase him. We laugh through everything, good and bad. He is absolutely my perfect match, chosen by God, and I'm so blessed to have him.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Random Question

If I am my only follower, does that mean I'm talking to myself?

Thursday, February 7, 2013

I am the IPhone Mommy

I read a blog post yesterday called, "Dear Mom on the IPhone" and it was like a punch in the gut. She talked about how sometimes we may take our children to the park to play, and sit down on the bench to check our email, or Facebook. We think we have so earned this time. And while it is true that we do deserve some mommy time, she really made me see that that isn't it.

I love my phone, I'm an absolute social networking addict. But one day, I am going to look up, and my beautiful baby girl will be no where to be found. All too soon, she won't want to play with me any more, and will cringe if I'm anywhere near her. So why am I so aggitated when she tries to drag me off that park bench to climb the ladder with her, or help her down the slide. Is what any of my friends are talking about on Facebook more important then being completely in the moment with my child?

The other point that she made was that at some point, our children will start to believe that phone is more important then them. 'Don't bother mom, she's texting!". My mind was like a tumbleweed spinning through the wind. It starts with her not asking me to play with her, all the way to the time she really needs to talk to me about a boy who is pressuring her, but she sees me on my phone and walks away.

I am resolved not to let this happen. She will know that when she is with me, she is my priority. If she wants to climb up that ladder 77,000 times, I will be there with her. I will not miss one giggle, one smile, one squeal of joy, one discovery of some old candy in the sand. I want to see all of it.

I waited for 8 years for this child to come into my life, and she will likely be the only one. I will not miss out on what may seem like an insignificant moment, that could some day shape our entire relationship.

I absolutely deserve my mommy time, it's essential to being a good mom, but 30 minutes on my phone while Lily plays alone is not when I will take it anymore.

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