Sunday, March 21, 2010

I'll Still Follow

The journey this year has not been easy, but God has been faithful. It was encouraging to read my thoughts for what seems like SO long ago and know that I still feel strongly that "wherever God leads I'll go" ...

Monday, March 15, 2010

My Calm

There is nothing that calms me more than spending time with the Lord. Lately it has been really refreshing. I find that each time I open God's Word, He speaks to my heart. Not only does He speak to my heart, but He calms me and gives me strength to make it through all that has taken place with this deployment.

We're nearly 8 months down, and 4 more to go. I'm thankful for all the Lord has done to help us through. It has NOT been easy...that's for sure...but we're thankful for the calmness He brings to this crazy life we live.

If you're going through a journey similar to ours, I pray strength and peace for each new day. May you find HE is your Calm.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

R&R Homecoming pics!

I think this was the best hug EVER!!!
I love that after 23 years he still looks at me this way!

My heart still skips a beat when I think about this day!

I love you, Chaplain, more than anything else in this world!

I miss writing...

There are several things I've regretted not spending more time on. One of those things would be writing. I love to write!...yet that seems to be one of the first things I set aside when I have so much going on. I'm not really sure if it's because I don't want to express myself during times of busyness or what. It's something I've sure missed though.

Last night I watched Julie & Julia and it made me really miss writing/blogging. It also made me miss cooking (the real cooking I used to do before I went back to working full-time...), and it made me wish I'd pursued some things like cooking classes. I know it's not too late, but I'm not sure that's what I really want to do at this point in the deployment. I think I'd rather focus on writing more...and maybe get more written in my book. That would be good!

About a month ago I gave up spending as much time on facebook (a definite time sucker!) and only get on for a few minutes twice a week...for several reasons...and, though it has caused me to feel less connected, it has definitely given me back some of my precious time in the evenings. Though that time still flies by, at least it is spent being MUCH more productive.

I can honestly say it has been a good thing, and I have no intention of going back... I do however plan to write and blog more, while not giving up the time I enjoy spending in God's Word and growing closer to the Lord!...that's really important to me!

Since I haven't shared any photos in a long time, I might even get photos up from my husband's R&R soon! It was wonderful, and I can't wait for the REAL homecoming!!