The infinity ring stands for the everlasting love between John and I. The cross in the middle of the 2 circles stand for Christ who is the only one who can give us our “infinity”. I later will add 3 stars for each of my boys.
My Mother’s Day May 12, 2008
What a wonderful weekend this has been for me! My friends gathered around me while I got my first tattoo. And it is AWESOME!!! I have never been so thrilled with something in a long time.
My mom and dad came up for the weekend. It was good to actually see and touch her and know she is cancer free! We have talked for hours and cried together too. We went to church this morning and cried. Had a great lunch at Tagalioni’s! Thanks girls for introducing it to me. Then more time to lay on the bed and talk heart-to-heart about being ready to meet our maker – and we are. We just pray we will have many more years together.
The best part was going and seeing Celtic Women perform! We were 7 rows from the stage. What an awesome performance – so beautiful and so appropritate for mom and I. We have always shared the love of music, for as long as I can remember we have sang together – her strong alto and my strong lead. We sang along on quite a few songs, Mom cried at “Danny Boy” and I cried at “You Lift Me Up”, while holding hands and knowing the days could be short and that we are going to take every minute to enjoy each other.
God has blessed me with friends that accept me unconditionallly in all my “outcast” glory. A husband who loves me unconditionally, and supports me even 3000 miles away. Parents that are always there for me – no matter what – whether I have totally messed up or have really done something good. And 3 wonderful boys to mold into Godly men like their father.
To all my firends – THANK YOU for taking the “outcast” and making her feel respected, first of all and more importantly cherished.
I will miss you all so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sorry about the novel, but my heart is full right now.
God is good! Be blessed my friends and know I will always hold a piece of each of you in my soul forever.
Almost done May 7, 2008
It won’t be long now and this year will have ended for me. It has been a long year and I have seen so many changes in myself and my children. We have all grown emotionally, spiritually and closer to each other. Now we face the time of reintergration. I am lookng forward to moving to Utah, but am not looking forward to leaving all my friends here behind. I have had so much support from the LESC and my church – they have been my anchor through this all. But more than anything this year has taught me to lean on my Lord and Savior! “I can do all things through Christ which gives me strength.” Phil. 4:13
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Gal.6:9
April Already! April 21, 2008
Wow, the time has flown by. My oldest just turned 13 and 16! I now have a licensed driver in the house. We have been very busy finishing up school – only 4 weeks to go.
I have been working on getting the house ready for the movers. John should be home in middle of June and we leave in July. I will miss my friends here, but not the heat and scorpions. Looking forward to 4 seasons, snow and green grass.
Blessed beyond belief! February 4, 2008
I just wanted to share with you my blessed day of God’s favor in the ordinary that made it extraordinary!
I had a meeting on base this morning and then had errands to run on the base. I knew they would all be time consuming – waiting to see a Tax volunteer to help me file our taxes (a job John usually does), picking up a prescription, and mailing a box to my beloved. I expected to be on base for hours. I even brought my Fasting book along.
I had a blessed time at the meeting talking with other spouses whose husbands are gone and giving encouragement to those who are new to this as I am the “old timer” in this group with 6 deployments, 5 TDY’s and 2 remotes.
Then it was off to get help with my taxes – the line was incredible with a 3 hour wait. After a few minutes a MSGT came out and asked if anyone had just questions – well basically that was all I had, I had began my taxes online but was having trouble entering some income, so I asked about it and a few minutes later he came back and spent 2 minutes with me telling me how to enter it! No 3 hour wait – I can do it myself on-line. Truly God’s favor #1.
Then it was off to the pharmacy – normally on a Monday it is retiree day and the lines are long – there was no line! I drove up and picked up my prescription and was gone in 2 minutes! God’s favor #2.
Off to the post office – oh, no it was lunch time and I expected a line of active duty and a wait – Praise GOD there was no line, I walked up to the counter and mailed my box to my hubby and was out in 2 minutes! God’s favor #3.
Instead of 3 or 4 hours I was gone a total of 30 minutes!
God took what I thought would be a stressful day and made it a breeze – it may not sound like much but to an already stressed, tired, over extended single mom it was a total blessing.
End of January January 30, 2008
Time has really gone by. Mid-tour went way too fast.
Now we are on the count down. 20 weeks to go.
It was easier to say good-bye this time for me – I guess because it was more like a vacation than”real life”. anyway, I know the next few months will fly by getting ready to move in July. So much to do!