Word of the Year


One of two things I’ve been striving for this year is being mindful of the time I have available to do important chores such as folding laundry instead of spending time on Pinterest or Facebook.   Which is why I uninstalled Facebook and Messenger from my phone last week. I realized I spent so much time on there just reading random feeds when I could have finished one item on my to do list before work.

The other thing I have been trying to do is be more a part of my community whether online or in real life.

My word for the year is community.

Since leaving the military community, it has been hard on both of us to find a place where we belong since we didn’t grow up together with friends or know others through one playgroup or another.  We aren’t really seen as a civilian family or a military family since (shockingly) my husband was medically retired at a young age…

Cue the “I’m so sorry to hear that”, “How did he get hurt?” questions.

Our local base is not very friendly toward young retirees or the fact that they may have babies after the military instead of during service ; we had a very bad experience in this area while I was pregnant. So now we just avoid it because it is a pain from what other medically retired (young and older) families have told us as well.

So we are striving to “grow where we are planted” as I learned in PWOC so many years ago. We have plugged into our local church with an enrichment class, neighborhood ministry as our schedule allows, and small group every week or so. And we have gotten involved with our neighborhood and meet a few of our neighbors too. 

Trying to find community is hard though when you aren’t the typical “normal” family but we are getting to know our tribe around us this year, for sure.

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Wives of Faith Christmas Blog Carnival Day 3

The topic for today for Wives of Faith
Christmas Blog Carnival is “your favorite Christmas story”.
I don’t have just one favorite story; I have several favorite stories. The stories are written by Max Lucado in the book Christmas
. Each story shows God’s love for this world and the
purpose of Christ coming to this earth.
I bought the book several years ago and fell in love with the stories because they are beautifully written. The stories reflect beautiful images that make me love my Savior even more, especially when it helps me understand life more.
For more blogs to read, please visit Wives of Faith: Day 3.
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Rain, football Sunday and being lazy

So my day has not been in that order exactly but it has been a good day so far. My Texans won!! If you can’t tell, I am a football fan and love supporting my teams. 🙂

It was a lazy day as M has staff duty. So I watched Max Lucado preach at my home church on-line which is one of the reasons why I love modern technology. Growing up, we didn’t have all this modern technology to rely on today such as Skype, live streaming, etc. Time has really improved but also taken away from things such as spending time without technology which I have been trying to do but have failed on. It is raining here as I type this and I love it. What little rain can be poured out here is a blessing and the thunder is great to watch from the living room door. 🙂

I hope ya’ll had a great weekend and have a great week ahead!! I have several applications to finish and e-mails to send out this week so I’ll be busy this upcoming week. 🙂

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