Wednesday, March 14, 2012

*warning* a bit sad

I actually got to join my friend, Troy for his weekly broadcast on YouServed radio this morning.  A luxury I have not been afforded in a very long time. Wow, what a show. It was a bit heart wrenching but well worth the listen. Today's guest was Daniel Gade who has a long list of credentials that I can not remember off of the top of my head now, one of which included him having something to do with West Point.  Anyway, he as started a book project. He is gathering letters from widows, widowers and even some vets that were written when they deployed. He read a couple on air and they were powerful! And yes I was crying. This is a link to his blog "In the Event of My Death"  

I know this isn't a pleasant subject but how amazing to share these thoughts. The crazy thing is what actually stuck with me after the interview was over. The hosts were sharing their stories about writing their own letters and what they usually did with them after the deployment was over and they were safely at home. A friend of theirs called in at the end and brought up a great point. How much of this beautiful poetic stuff do we share with out loved ones while we are actually together? If we don't say it, then why not? I guess I just needed to get that out of my head. 

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Manic Monday

As hard as I fought it off, Monday showed up anyway! :(
We had a good quiet weekend. Watched a couple of movies, played around at the BX, did a  little yard work. Oh and went out to eat Friday night at a place in town. Yes, I am not nearly as terrified to venture out in town now. I still get nervous going outside of my comfort zone, but hey I'll get use to it eventually! It was fun and the food was yummy! Keith has really been practicing his Japanese. I can say hello, yes, no and thank you. That is about it. 
Looks like I have a busy week ahead! YAY! Love it!

Saturday, March 3, 2012


So after watching Hugo last night I got to thinking. I know, that can be dangerous some times with me. 
With all the new age junk that Hollywood is spewing these days, at least most of the movies directed toward kids have a good message. I think it is important for we parents to talk to our kids about these concepts as well. 
In the beginning I thought the movie was kind of stupid, but as it began to unfold I could see where the Authors/Directors were going with the story line. The main character in the movie is trying to figure out if his life has a purpose. Aren't we all floundering around with that concept? I know as a parent, I am constantly urging my children toward what seems to be a natural niche for them. I'm 44 and some days I still wonder what God has planned for me. Am I doing the right thing? Is this really where I am suppose to be??? I suppose what I am saying is that is the cool thing about being a Christian and trying your best to listen and be open to the wonderful adventures God throws your way. Are they always easy???? NO! Of course not, look at our lives as a military family, we go from duty station to duty station, starting over making new friends, then leaving them all behind and starting over at the next one. My theme for the new year has seemed to be grow where you're planted. I am so thankful that the Lord has allowed me an opportunity to do so recently. 
Have a blessed weekend all!