Month: October 2015

Chaos: When Mr. Murphy Moves in

Sometimes in life, everything goes according to plan – that is the first plan you make, without a hitch. Other times, Mr. Murphy himself seems determined to work against all of your plans. Over the past year, we’ve had a large share of the latter. Over the last week,...

SQT: Settlements, Birthdays, Consequences, and the worst Spectators EVER

Nothing reminds me how much I’m falling behind in writing like Fridays Seven Quick Takes link-up. This week was filled with many memories, celebrations, and the normal randomness that makes our household fun. Our moving claim finally processed and after calling last week to find out why we didn’t...

Bright Birthday Wishes for Our Rainbow

  Once upon a time, I dreamed of having a little girl who looked just like me. Three years ago, that dream began coming true. I didn’t see it right away, but every day since, I see more of me reflected back in my sweet Rainbow Baby, Madilynn Janet....

Facing Fear: Becoming and Unbecoming an Army Wife

Today is “Face Your Fears Day.” Many things I have overcome, attacking at full force, initially have little to do with choice. Like Rafiki in the Lion King said, “You can either run from it or learn from it.” I suppose a third choice is standing still, letting life...

SQT – Another Music Filled Road Trip with a Surprise Wildlife Ending

I don’t have anything clever to lead into this week’s Seven Quick Takes, so I’ll dive right in: We spent a wonderful weekend with my sister and brother-in-law. Dietrich enjoyed much more time playing the Wii and Madilynn enjoyed having more people to tell what to do. My friend,...

Praying in the Cold

As the weather changes and the temperature begins to cool, grief looms at the doorway. Sometimes he intrudes in every room of the house. Other times, he takes up residence somewhere visible, knowing he can be seen yet without making a scene. Very rarely, he spills out from every...