Monday, October 18, 2010

Dinner

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This is dinner tonight. Here's the link

I dont know where/whom I got this cookbook from but I love you. This is one of many 30 min dinners in an amazing book. Try it!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

In a nut shell

I didn't write this but it is beautiful and I couldn't put my life more perfectly then this.


The Military Wife

A Poem

When she was a girl, her dreams were bold, as bold as her fine, free gaze;

And every gift of grace and mind was hers in her younger days.

When she was a girl, a golden girl, with a soul as fine as fire

She could outshine the brightest jewel that a rich man's love might buy her.

Yes hers could have been the glittering path through a careless, carefree life.

But she fell in love with an soldier, so she became a military wife.

Away from the home of her childhood she marched at her husband's side.

For she chose a wide and winding road when she became a bride.

And sometimes the road was a hard one, so different from what she had planned;

And sometimes she wept for the home she had left as she lay in a foreign land;

And sometimes her steps would grow weary as she followed the drum and the fife;

But she set about making the world her home because she was a military wife.

She learned to build a hearth for them wherever her man was sent;

And she knelt to plant a garden every time he pitched their tent.

Yes, she always planted a garden though she never saw it grow,

For she knew before the flowers came that she would have to go.

But she left each garden gladly though it cut her like a knife,

For she hoped it might bring some comfort to another military wife.

To the hardships in her married life she brought one simple truth,

A promise that once was spoken in the ancient words of Ruth:

"Wherever you go, I will go. Wherever you lodge, I will lodge;

Thy people shall be my people and thy God shall be my God."

She shared his joys and sorrows as they made their way through life,

For she was proud to love a soldier and to be a military wife.

She bore the weight of worrying what fate might hold in store;

And the wordless fear of waiting when her soldier went to war;

And the nights that she spent fearing that her waiting was in vain;

And the pain of wanting someone she might never hold again.

But she bore his children gladly through uncertainty and strife,

And they never heard her crying for she was a military wife.

She raised a military family with the faith her love had taught her;

And she gave the pride she had inside to her son and to her daughter;

And she taught them to love freedom and to know what it was worth,

As they helped her plant her gardens in the corners of the earth.

And she never wished for better than the road they marched through life.

Because she was as much a soldier as she was a military wife.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Starting fresh


After months of a forgotten password, family controversy and not much to talk about I'm ready to get back to my blog.
Things that have happened over the last four months.
  • Hubby deployed
  • Booge turned one
  • I became a blonde
  • Went to my sisters' in PA
  • Lived in Utah for a month with my parents
  • Decorated my home
  • Went to Guam
All together I went to 9 states and one territory. What a summer Booge and I had, for starters my hubby went on a deployment with the wonderful "I'll be home in 4-6 months". Thankfully it was only 127 days, I didn't count the days he was gone until just now. Here's a funny thing about being a "single mom" its way more then twice as hard as being a wife and mother. The last four months have taught me so much about myself, I'm very brave and will do anything to protect my daughter and home, my day still starts and ends just as if my hubby was home, and I can pretty much do anything a man can do around the house with out making our base housing people mad.
Spouses' of active duty members can get so competitive about there husbands and the length and location of the deployment. YIKES! Heres a tip to all who's husbands are not military and only go out for one night, NEVER tell a "single mom" that you miss your husband so much you think your going to die, we all want to slap you for it. Yes he's gone and yes it's hard but remember there are always families separated for much longer then a night and possibly forever. I thank heaven for living on base and having the support system of other military friends I dont know what I would have done with out them during Hubby's deployment.
Behind every airman theres a supporting spouse and behind that spouse is a supporting family. My family and my hubbys family were so wonderful about calling and checking up on me and letting me live with them for a while. I went to stay with my parents for a month, that was so amazing to have help with my daughter and the daily hugs from family was just what I needed to get through the last leg of the deployment. We had so many wonderful times and memories I will cherish forever. Being in my old house, in my old room brought back so many funny memories of growing up, it made me excited to make memories with my little family so hopefully one day my daughter will have the same feelings.
The biggest blessing of this summer would have to be when my parents agreed on extremly short notice to watch Booge for 10 days while I flew half way across the world to see my husband in Guam. I arrived in Guam to soon find out my husbands flight had been delayed. Long story short I got my first hotel room by myself and he arrived two days later. Guam is a beautiful country and so are the people who lived and visit there.


even the flowers land perfectly for pictures.

















Enjoying the warm clear water















The first view of the beach on Anderson AFB