Sunday, April 21, 2013

Thankful to be Alive

I am just so thankful to be alive.

Today is one of those days that I just can't help but feel so blessed.  

In my life I have experienced amazing love.

My parents have always been there to support me and I can honestly say have been the best parents in the world.

I have the most special love from all of my unique sisters. Although, my sisters are the only people that I can get in huge fights with, I love them more dearly than almost anything. I had such a special childhood that always brings the most fond memories.

I have a HUGE extended family on both sides and so many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins that love me for who 
I am, and I so lucky to have so many people to lean on. 

I have had and still do have close, loving, best friends that have and would do anything for me. I am so blessed to have not just one, but so many best friends that I can count on no matter what happens in life. It doesn't matter if we haven't spoken in months, I know for a fact that if I really needed something, so many people would be there for me in a heart beat.

I have known deep, passionate love for husband. It is the type of love that is literally unexplained and can only be felt. Every day I know that he loves me with all his heart and makes me feel like the happiest woman in the world.

I have given birth to the best baby on earth! Even through all the hard times, I for real do not know what I would do without my baby. He brings me such joy in the morning when he wakes up talking and smiling, I don't even mind that it is 6 am. I have been blessed enough to experience the joys of motherhood which know one can ever take away. 

All these things and so much more make me feel so blessed beyond anything. I feel like if something happened to me today, I would be at peace because I have lived a full and love filled life. Of course, I would like to live and grow old and see my grandkids, but I am lucky enough to make it this far in life. 27 years of joy is more than a lot of people get and I thank God for giving it to me. Every day is such a gift and I don't plan on wasting however many I have left! 

Thank-you Lord for giving me my wonderful life!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

I miss my husband

So my other military wives will  understand. When your husband has to leave for months at a time, you are forced to live and get by on your own. There are so many things a military wife has to adjust to, and I have come to realize that there are so many things I miss about Jeff being gone. Besides the obvious of generally missing his company and my partner in life, I have realized it is the small things that I didn't even think about that I miss the most.

These are some of the things that Jeff did when he is here that I never had to ask him to do and I'm trying to remember or find time to do myself now haha

- taking out the trash and remembering to take the cans out on trash/recycle day
- lock the doors at night
- set the robot vacuum to run while we sleep
- mow the lawn
- check on the baby before we go to sleep at night
- get up with Max in the mornings while I sleep a little bit longer
- turn off the downstairs light
- start the coffee in the morning
- stop to pick up milk or any small things on the way home from work

These things and more are just some of the small things that I have to get used to doing on my own.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Nothing New

So I have been wanting to blog for a while, give people and update on my life and whats been going on, but the truth is that really not a lot. Since Jeff is gone my days are pretty much the same. Max and I wake up, I get coffee, feed him breakfast and play. After his nap we usually go somewhere short like to check the mail or for a walk. We have lunch, play more, he takes an afternoon nap, then hang out, dinner bath books and bed. It's all pretty basic. When Max goes to sleep, I clean up the house, do dishes and play around the computer and then go to sleep. Some days we have play group or meet some friends, but mostly the days just go by the same way. I'm not complaining at all, in fact I actually love the monotony of every day.

I plan for special events like I have always done. I am in the stages of planning for Max's 1st birthday, which I am so excited about! I know I am going to go overboard, but it's going to be so fun as long as its not raining that day lol. I am also looking forward to family friends coming out to visit this summer.
I am working on planning a family vacation for Jeff, Max and I somewhere this summer, but I am having a tough time with it. There are literally so many places we could go around Europe! Every time I think about someplace I want to go, I think about how hard it is going to be with Max, especially now that he is mobile and not too keen on sitting still for long periods of time. I pretty much have decided that day trips are going to be the best idea for a while. It's kind of weird since Max is not really old enough to enjoy any "kid" places yet but also doesn't do well in museums  or castles or other "adult" attractions that Jeff and I would want to see. So deciding where to go has been a challenge. Instead of any long vacation this summer I think we are just going to explore a few places around England this summer. For sure going to Sherwood Forest and hopefully making the trip out to see Stonehenge are at the top of the list, but we will see. Plus, everything is so expensive!
Um, so ya....that is really all I am doing right now:) hopefully I'll have something new and exciting to blog about soon:)