Life

my solider turned aviator

Yielding My Fears

That Soldier of mine graduate flight school 4 months ago. Earned his wings and such. And then came blog silence. There was some legit busyness, but mostly it was out of fear. 4 more months of not blogging out of fear. I’m sure most bloggers have fears, fears they feel entitled to, whether they are rational or not. My fear…

DutyStation

Going Home?

In God’s infinite kindness, the Army let us know (very early) that we will {ok might, in the army it’s always might} be moving back to Hawaii come May. Being the realist that I am, the excitement will come when I am settling us into and decorating The Island House part deux. Thankfully everyone I know has outwardly expressed the…

this advent season

I heart Advent. A whole season devoted to a longing for Christ’s birth. It’s my favorite time of year. The entirety of Fall ranks as a close second, but Advent is still clearly the winner. {because there is clearly a competition between the seasons going on in my head} I loved Advent long before I had kids, but having 3…

Dining Room

The Dining Room in the Southern House

Here it is! The dining room here in The Southern House. Although it’s our dining room we tend to use it more for school, My Soldier studying, sewing projects, coloring, and setting stuff down and not touching it for weeks. {totally had to move piles of flight school paraphernalia off of the table to take these photos} We do very…

the decision to homeschool

As of tomorrow I get to add homeschooling to the long lists of things I don’t excel at. My Helper will return to her Primary School for 1st grade and The Cadet will be shackled to that lovely vintage desk to learn the 3R’s. {there won’t really be shackles but it would be easier if there were} :::CAUTION RANT COMMENCING:::…

the diabeetus and how it’s going

The Cadet celebrating his first 100 blood glucose reading with a couple of Polaroids! It’s been 2.5 months since The Cadet was hospitalized and diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Two months in and it seems old hat. Something about being asked to keep your child alive forces you get a good grasp on the care plan REAL quick. All of…

the day the cadet’s pancreas broke

2 weeks ago The Cadet {my darling superhero of 4} was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. {ugh} After a couple of weeks of showing some bizarre symptoms (like constant thirst, frequent urination, and rapid weight loss) he ended up in the ICU. I hope and pray that no one reading this ever has to see their child in the ICU.…

quiet spaces

My Soldier has been gone for 3 weeks. I talked to him for the 1st time today. I got to wish him a ‘Happy Veteran’s Day.’ It made my heart happy. I’ve spent 3 weeks not really talking, doing my best impersonation of a recluse. {a recluse with a caffeine addiction and short temper.} In all of my time hiding…

and so it begins

My Soldier left on Monday to start the first of many courses in flight school. So once again he’s gone. And since he is gone, we have resumed a slower pace of life. I make a point to remove all stress-inducers from our life. Keeping busy is not how we thrive when My Soldier is away. Business and I don’t…