Faith

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…

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…

on mothering my 3rd

The Peanut will be 2 months old tomorrow. I feel like I should get his newborn photos up here on the ol bligity blog before he’s headed to kindergarten. Everyone warned me of the chaos and work that is adding a 3rd child. They warned of multiple siblings lashing out and struggling to adjust. They warned me of how detrimental…

last call

I went to my 1st Memorial Service for a fallen soldier yesterday. Except this time is was for 4 fallen soldiers. I didn’t even know these men and yet I wept during the service. I was one of the few in a room of a LOT of women who could squeeze my soldier’s hand for comfort. The bulk of the…

in the not quite christmas spirit

That’s our Jesse Tree sitting sad and empty yesterday before it received it’s first ornament. Normally the season of Advent get’s me all excited but this year I’m a wee bit distracted. We have 2 HUGE things on the table for the first part of the year and it’s hard not to be completely focused on them. One of them…

preparing to prepare

Hello little blog! My family left this weekend and we hit the ground running trying to get the house back in order. {not to mention the vast effort we’ve put into getting the army brats back in order} Yesterday I finally felt like we were back in the swing of things and then I realized that Thanksgiving is next week!…

on the not blogging

I haven’t been blogging. When life gets chaotic it is the first thing that goes. Life has been chaotic. My darling boy, The Cadet, has been crazy disobedient and defiant this week. All. Week. Long. {it’s exhausting} I try very hard to be consistent in my parenting. God has set me the task to mother these wee babes {who are…