For a good chunk of my life I had no idea how to relax. I would be so excited for what seemed like endless amounts of time on the weekends or school breaks, and then it would feel like I squandered it by doing... I don't even know what, exactly. By the time I reached … Continue reading Fooling myself
The word 'empty' usually has a negative connotation. For me, it doesn't. The picture above reminds me of a abandoned storehouse of some sort close to my hometown. It's out in the fields, all by itself, and it serves as a landmark on the local interstate. I always thought it was pretty in a shabby … Continue reading Day 4 | Empty
I wanted to post this on Facebook, but it got too long... so here it is. My emotions are running high this week (and today I'm hopped up on Sudafed, because of course I would get sick this week), but you can be assured that I mean every word. As this deployment comes to a … Continue reading Thank you.
Shoot, guys. It's coming up fast. According to my nifty countdown app, we are at 4% left. However, do not be fooled by my technological prowess, friends. I do have a calendar on the wall and I've been crossing off days with a Sharpie since I hung it up January 1. Before we actually went … Continue reading Approaching homecoming
As I get older, or maybe it's just as I get wiser (ha) I realize how much I don't like committing to multiple things for a really long time. Obviously I'm committed to my marriage, that's kind of a big deal, and I'm committed to Jesus, grad school, and a lifetime of fitness. But pretty … Continue reading The year of no resolutions
How do you overcome depression and anxiety, let alone when your husband is deployed? It's not easy, and if you're feeling depressed or anxious, so much that it's starting to affect your every day life, you need to take it seriously. Maybe you're like me and have dealt with mild or situational depression or anxiety … Continue reading Fighting fire with fire.
During my running in central Illinois, I had some great ideas for blogs. And then I forgot them. Maybe the extensive sunshine and 60-degree highs I came back to in Texas have something to do with it. I had a great visit home. For the first time I just took things one day at a … Continue reading
Back in November I made a list of huge, crazy, possible impossible prayers. Looking back at my journal tonight, I found that some of them have been answered. Not that I'm surprised, really, because God is God and He does awesome things. But I did think, Man, wow, He really did hear me! Ummm, you … Continue reading Jericho prayers: in progress.
We're almost a week down in Deployment 2013-2014. I have this nifty little thing lovingly called a "Donut of Misery", and right now mine looks like this: Lovely, right? Whew. 2%. We may or may not be a little farther into this than what this says, but we don't know exactly how long he'll be … Continue reading A new kind of separation