Friday, December 18, 2009

One more week

Well, one more week is all I have to spend with my wonderful husband, before he deploys to Afghanistan. We have truly enjoyed each other this past week with time to ourselves & enjoying the Christmas holidays with our families. In a way time has flown by, but to think we still have a week together is nice. Since he's been back we have felt like newlyweds all over again, which is really refreshing. We have had so much fun just talking & laughing & doing stuff together. I knew in the beginning we were best friends, but I feel like our bond has become stronger. I love this man with all of my heart & so far I have done really good with trying to prepare myself for his departure. Sometimes, I catch myself thinking of being alone but I try to shake those thoughts for the time being & just cherish the moments we have together right now.

At times I can tell the tension gets to us & we may snap at each other out of a little bit of anger that he has to leave. As much as he is excited about going on a tour, deep down he worries about me being left behind by myself. I try to reassure him that everything will be ok, but I think he knows me too well & that I'm just trying to be strong for him. But, of course I will have my sad days, but I hope to have fun too & enjoy doing things I've always wanted to do. I know I will miss him every single minute of every day, but I rely on his protection from God. I know He will keep him safe.

Well, that is all for now, we are getting ready to head to Morehead to visit his gma & do Christmas with her....but I'll let you know how the days ahead will be.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Time is drawing near

Well as my title portrays "time is drawing near".

"Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear,too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice,but for those who love time is eternity." --Henry Van Dyke

Time as I know it is going faster than I can comprehend. Hubby left Sunday morning for training in New Jersey. He will be there a total of 3 weeks. He will be back in time to spend Christmas with me. I will have his company for 2 weeks & then he will finally be off to his deployment. I can't believe how fast time has flown since we've found out. I hope the time will fly by this fast next year.

Continue to pray for us as we prepare for this & as this time in our lives comes to a present. Pray that God will put not just a hedge of protection around him while overseas but a HUGE brick wall:) But, as always continue to pray for all of our troops!!! God Bless for it is in God we trust!!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Change of Plans

Sooo...this is a little late of a post, but just to share with my blogger friends & anyone else who reads my blog from time to time. Hubby had a change in his military orders; now instead of going on a year long deployment (or longer) to Iraq, they are now going to Afghanistan. So, continue to pray for us as we embarq on this journey of being apart. And pray that the good Lord puts a hedge of protection around him as well as all of our troops overseas & keep them safe!!!

In God We Trust!!!! (Always)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Michael Zimmerman - my father in law

Please continue to pray for my husband's family...the Zimmerman family.

We are still in shock over the accident but are starting with the coping process.

Your prayers are coveted at this time of sorrow.

I am privileged to say, I had one of the BEST father in laws anyone could have. He was a wonderful man & will never be forgotten.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

My Heart is Deploying in January

On June 22, 2009 I received the most dreaded news a wife that has a husband in the military could hear. My husband will be deploying to Iraq in early January. My husband has been part of the Army Reserves for a year and a half now and we just knew that it would work out for him to be in for his 6 years and no deployments come up. Especially being it was a reserve unit. But, God had other plans (because nothing happens out of God's plan) for us and it is my husband's duty to serve his country during his 6 years of service. I know deep down my husband is excited about being able to go and say he did a tour in Iraq while he was in the military, but it's hard for him to show his excitement when he knows it's the toughest news I have had to swallow in a long time. Don't get me wrong, I love my husband beyond words and am happy to have a soldier in the Army doing the duty and am so very proud of him, BUT if I had it my way I would of course want him to stay home safe & sound with me. It also comes at a hard time being that we have only been married for 8 months now. We are still newlyweds!!! But, when God disrupts MY plan for HIS plan - I will not complain. Or try not to, sometimes it is hard, but I have to keep reminding myself it is His plan and if we have to sacrifice 12 months of our lives for something greater to happen down the road then so be it. Of course, when I first found out I was devastated and had no clue what to do. I still have no clue what to do , but I am doing much better now that the initial shock is over. I know it will be a long road ahead of us and I will have my days where it will be hard & tough and I will be lonely, but the Lord will see me through. I pray that you all will pray for us & then for Matt for his safety, protection, health & well being. He is not nervous at all about going, but me being the caring wife am a little apprehensive. I just want him to go & come home safely & in one piece. Because, not many women can say this....but I have the BEST husband and can't wait to start a family with this wonderful man God created for me. He always tells me that no matter the distance between us, he will always be with me in my heart!!!! And I know he means that with every breath that is in him, but the human nature of me wants him here with me physically. So I can see him, touch him, kiss him & show him my love. But, as for now, when the time comes I will cherish the letters, phone calls, emails & anything else we can communicate by. Continue to pray for us as the last months come quickly for us to spend time together & cherish every moment & pray for us while he is overseas. But, also pray for all of our troops & their families. I once heard & believe this to be true - the families have it harder during a deployment because we have no training for taken over every responsibility when your spouse is gone & going through the loneliness, where as the soldiers have the training & are with a unit of men/women each & every day who share the duties of it all. Support our troops in anyway you can!!!!

Unitl next time...

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Ok, so it has been awhile since I have made a post on my blog, so now I'm sitting at home, with hubby at his weekend drill, and me nothing to do other than write some things that are on my mind. First of all I will give you all an update on my married life...we are enjoying every minute of it...couldn't imagine not being married now. We have made us a family by adopting a very precious dachshund named Charlie - he is so spoiled by both of us, but he has become our new love!!! He was born on Christmas and is now 4 months old. He is full of energy and loves people.
We are so happy he is ours!!!

It is now spring time and almost summer which I love very much, my 2 most favorite seasons of the year. We have started working out in the yard w/ putting out ferns, new patio furniture, and potting some flower hanging baskets. I'm so excited but I always have ideas of doing things new and it never ends. But, oh well I will keep continuing while I am young and have the energy.

Onto something else...I can't believe it has been 5 years since I have graduated highschool. Most of the time people have 10 year class reunions, but when we graduated we all agreed on a 5 year reunion. So, since that is coming up and now our class presidents do not want to plan it me and my friend Tiffany are going to take charge and get it together. We are thinking of having it down near the Washington waterfront at a park and have a hamburger and hotdog cookout and just have fun visiting with old classmates. I am very excited about seeing everyone with everything that has gone on in their lives, changes, new exciting opportunities, and maybe even new lives they have brought into the world. We hope it turns out well and everyone shows interest, but people are busy these days, so we will see.

Well, I am off to go help my brother pick out a suit/tux for prom. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and hopefully it won't be as long when I return.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Married Life

Well I have to say I am finally married to the man of my dreams!!! I had the most beautiful wedding, more than I could imagine and a very special honeymoon! Even though we miss the warm weather, we are glad to be back home with family:) Just wanted to send a picture of the wedding that I got a chance to steal frome facebook to share with you all. Will post again another day, lot's to do now that I am a wife!!!!