Saturday, January 31, 2009

He's almost here!!

Well in a few more DAYS Chad's going to be home with us! I can't wait!!!! The kids can't wait! Chad can't wait!
Today was our oldest son's birthday, my how 8 years have flown by. One of his gifts via GOD and the Army was we were able to have a VTC with Chad, so Daddy was able to see him and wish him a happy birthday! Such a gift! Then in a few days he can give him his birthday hug!
We're all just so excited and there's a great deal to get done here at home before his arrival! Lots of cleaning on the kids and my part! It won't be perfect, never is...but it'll be welcoming and homey! :)

Thanks for always stopping by and supporting us! It means a great deal.

God Bless

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Do People Think?

So I was browsing around tonight and came across this comment to one of my husband's soldiers and just gasped at the insensitivity of it. I'm sure it was meant in a "harmless" manner, but good grief, do people ever just think before they speak/write?

Here's the quote:

"I don't know how you do it, but I could never be away from my family that long without going crazy. I love them too much. "

My first reaction was "what , he doesn't love his family so it's not an issue for him to be apart"? The reality is....people do not think how things may sound. They get into their own little zone, and just say things that are idiotic, insensitive, heartless. I know it comes down to this girl probably has about as much life experience as the average non-military (kid) 8 yr old little one.

I can say I had to sit on my hands, but I responded in no way. Well I take that back, I prayed for her. I prayed she's able to continue live in her bubble because of men (and women) like her friend/Chad's soldier.

So thought for today...think long and hard before you speak and/or write.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

We Have a Date!

Hello! Well I got to chat with Chad tonight and through our special code that we talk when talking dates (so if someone who shouldn't get it, gets our IM's, phone calls, etc) he told me aprox when he'll be home for R&R! Eighteen glorious days of Chad!!! Wahoo! It's coming up soon! Just a few short weeks! Well I hope short! LOL

I am so excited I'm about to jump out of my skin! We're planning a short trip to Salzburg, Austria! We may go to a water park up by Berlin, but that is VERY questionable, and we most likely will go to Edelweiss in Garmisch for a couple of days too. Mostly we'll be here at home though just enjoying our time together as a family! I'm ready and excited!!!

So, keep Chad in your prayers for his safety and patience as he prepares to come home for some well deserved rest and relaxation. Prayer for the kids and I as we prepare for him as well!!! We're not telling the kids the exact day of his arrival (won't know it until a day or two before he gets here anyways!!), we're going to surprise them!

Well, I'm off!

God Bless and thank you for the Prayers!!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Sorry No updating

I've just been terrible about writing here. Chad's doing really well. I didn't even check to see what my last entry was, but here's the update! Chad is in a new company and is loving it! He's been losing weight which is sooo good and is supposed to be taped and measured this week I believe! So please pray that he's lost enough weight and inches (the inches is the BIG thing) if so he'll be pinned and will be re-enlisting for us to stay here in Germany for 3 more years!! We all want this and are very excited that God's blessing us with 3 more years in Europe! We love to travel and finacially it's the best decision for our family as well. This also gives us stability. We are sure there's a decent chance he'll deploy again with his battalion, but at least we'd know when and there'd be a good amount of rest most likely in between deployments, where if we went to another post we could get there and find out 6 months later he was deploying, so at least this way there should be "at least" a year (never a guarentee, but should be that way!) possibly longer! Anyways, over all he's doing good. But...the best news is...he's coming home for R&R soon! Next month! He's hoping in a couple days to have an aprox. date! I will not be sharing it here, OPSEC (Operation Security aka common sense not to put those kinds of dates online where ANYONE could read it!!!). Anyways once he's home I'll update!! I'll even nag him a bit and see if he'll write on here and give his perspective! Don't hold your breath! LOL