Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Exciting News!

We got word today that Chad will be home aprox 45 days earlier than expected! It's official! We're so excited, so now instead of late summer it should be early! Oh I just wish I could explain in words how excited I am! I feel like I'm about to burst!!!! Life's good! I have so much to do before he comes home! One is to start excercising more. Now that it's nice out I can start walking everyday again, and getting on my Gazelle. I want to get our home all organized and just over all cleaned up!

My mom's going to make shirts for our children for when he comes home!!! I just have to decide exactly what I want them to say and if I want his picture on them as well.

I'll keep you updated as we progress closer! Oh I'm so very, very excited!

Thursday, March 19, 2009


I know I'm really bad about updating over here. Lets see we're inching in on month 10 this weekend. Oh I'm so thankful for that, only 5 months to go! Chad's doing well. He's working his butt off. He goes to the gym every morning for 1 1/2 hrs, works all day, then every evening goes to the gym for 2 hours. He's eating so healthy and just trying so hard to get in the best shape possible.

If you will add his working out and weight loss to your prayers that would be great.
The kids and I are doing pretty good. Today we went to the parents meeting for baseball. That starts next week aka insanity starts next week. At this point both boys have practice on the same day, and of course one practice is from 5-5:45 and the other's starts at 5:30-6:30. The man in charge is going to see if he can get one of the boys moved to another to a team who practices on a different day, but I'm not sure it's going to be possible. Some how it'll work out, we'll just have to see how!

God Bless

PS please know I don't write here often, so check my other blog which I write on far more often!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

This blog

I see I have new readers here and should tell you that I don't write often over here, but write more often at my other blog "My Gifts...Among Other Things".

Quick update....Chad's doing well. He's back in Iraq and back to work. His first day back he went back to work. He oddly enough is having some sleeping issues, which if you knew him would understand how odd for CHAD this is. He's a man who has always (since he was a kid) been able to fall asleep anywhere, any time. Last night I advised him to get up in his bed (he and his roommate built loft beds so they'd have more space in their room. I know he has a great deal going through his head and gets into bed is although moments before in his chair he was drifting, he finds himself wide awake. Any ways my advice was to open his bible and start reading and let the Lord help him get some rest. I also suggested praying himself to sleep. If you'll be in prayer for Chad for his sleep issue's to resolve.

The kids and I are doing well. We've adjusted back to life with Chad deployed. As I was standing in the shower tonight it hit me how truly simple it was for us to adjust back to him being gone after R&R. There's just something that seems to click into gear and we go back there once he's gone. I will be very honest and tell you that the last couple of days of Chad's leave, were very tearful on my part. Satan kept whispering in my ear that I surely could not make it another 6 months, and I couldn't manage without him. Yet the truth is, God has given me/us the strength to make it through 9 months of this deployment so far, he'll give me and has given me the strength to make it through the last 6 months!

It doesn't mean we don't miss Chad. Oh we do so much. The fact is though, he's still has 6 months left of this deployment, and life can not just stop at a standstill until he can get back home. We have to keep living, keep going forward, inching one step closer to his return. We have to keep making memories here at home, keep laughing, hugging, playing, all of it.

There are hard days, but we get through them. By God's grace, but we do get through them!

God Bless