Saturday, August 21, 2010

Looking Forward..

August has been a great month so far.

Daddy finally came home. We were able to celebrate the 2nd year of Joseph's life with people we love and care for. My parents just celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. And my baby sister is getting ready to head off to her first year at MSU as a pre-med student. It's been a beautifully busy and chaotic month so far.

We're set to begin the next chapter of our life. Little choices and big decisions have been made, and we're patiently (mostly) waiting to see the next part of our life unfold. We're anxious to see what God has in store for our young, little family.

I know now, more than ever, that God is in control. I feel we're headed on the right path. And I know that he will continue to provide for us even though I can't see the big picture. I don't know why I doubt God when He has been nothing less than faithful to us. But, I'm back on track, and I know all is well. That's not to stay there won't be storm clouds ahead, but I know He'll bring us through those storms. That's the part that really matters.

So, I thought I should share some of the things I am most looking forward to in the hopefully near future.

I am looking forward to adding to our family. I am really hoping that we will be able to give Joseph a baby brother or sister by this time next year. It will be amazing to expand our family.

I am looking forward to Jeremiah completing BOLC and hopefully being able to apply the new knowledge in a new full time, stable, sufficient career (with benefits).

I am hoping we will be able to finally purchase a home, and give Joseph the backyard he deserves.

I know I've said it before, but I will never be able to say it enough: I love my husband and appreciate all that he is doing to provide me with the opportunity to be a homemaker. He is an amazing father and husband. I am so blessed to have him.

So, like I said, I am looking forward with great anticipation to the future. I love where we are in our lives, and our marriage and I am hopeful for what the future will bring.

Monday, August 9, 2010


To say that I am happy, would be the understatement of the year. It's been amazing having my husband home the past three days. It's so wonderful to have my other half back. I can honestly say, now that it's over, the OCS absence was far harder than the basic training absence. There were some changes in the variables and I'm sure that contributed. But it's over, and I'm proud of all my husband has accomplished. From here on out any further training absences should be easier because we will be able to have much more contact with him.

So any of you who have heard the story know that when we picked Daddy up for his leave during basic, Joseph was not too happy to see him. He wouldn't go to him. He didn't want Daddy to touch or hold him. He definitely didn't want Daddy to touch me either. So, I was a little nervous that he would respond the same way when we picked JJ up on Friday. JJ's flight was slightly delayed. Joseph was getting a little restless. But, at last we could see Daddy coming from the terminal. I bent down and whispered, "Look Joseph, it's Daddy. You can go get him now." He took off like a little bullet and leaped into Daddy's arms. He was so excited to see him. He kept hugging him saying, "Dadas." Then in the car Joseph was a talking machine. He just couldn't stop telling Daddy about all sorts of things. It was really special. I'm really glad that this homecoming went so much smoother than the last.

It's great having my helpmate back. Joseph and I are getting re-adjusted to having Daddy home. We are all so very happy to have this time together. We know it won't be very long before Daddy has to leave again, but we are blessed to have this time with him. I am so proud of my husband, my brave soldier, for doing so much for us. He's amazing, and I am blessed to be his wife.