In spring of 2009, with our newest son at the tender age of just 5 months, daddy was pulled out of the home for the 3rd time to fight in a war in a far away land. This time was a bit different as now I had two young sons and our precious first born daughter, Princess. Princess, whose heart had been torn in half all those deployments before, would have her heart torn into many pieces - this time in a different way. This time, aside from already feeling the pain of pre-deployment, her daddy was slotted to fly to Afghanistan just one day BEFORE her 8th birthday. It was so hard for me to see my Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
Continued from: Marriage, Family, And Homeschooling Part 3 Prince Charming & I while I was pregnant with Little Caveman Boy, we were we in for a HUGE surprise upon Michael's return from Afghanistan. First, before I forget to mention this, by the time I was three months pregnant with our son, Prince Charming, my husband had his first AND second vasectomies while deployed to Afghanistan. Well, guess what? Neither his first nor second vasectomy worked! Just two days after my husband's return home from deployment - I became pregnant with Little Caveman - our vasectomy baby! I was so Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
Seven days after arriving in North Carolina, tragedy struck again. I was pregnant for the third time and we lost our second baby. It was a hard time for me and my faith in God's promise for a son. I wish I could say that I just prayed and all the hurt went away, but it DID NOT. I wish I could say that I was over losing the first child, BUT I WAS NOT. The truth is, I was angry. I was sad. I was confused. I was wondering if we should just forget about His promise for a son and move on. I was beat down, but not willing to completely give up. This is where the blessing of a godly husband comes Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
Daddy & Princess saying goodbye June 2004 When the orders came in May of 2004, they were what the Army calls, "warning orders" - meaning get ready for a rapid deployment. He was shipping out to Iraq in 4 weeks for a year. At the time the orders came down, I was 4 months pregnant. The following month, just 7 days before the deployment, I was going into the OBGYN's office for my first prenatal visit. My husband was unable to accompany me as he was in a field training exercise. As you can imagine, I was very excited to see the baby on the ultrasound and of course, to hear the heart beat. Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
In light of tomorrow, June 10, 2011, being our 11th wedding anniversary, I wanted to share how homeschooling, our marriage, and family life are intertwined. If you told me 11 years ago that I would be a homeschooling stay-at-home mother, I would have laughed. Laughed again. Then laughed some more. To be honest, I might have even said a few "choice" words about what my idea of homeschooling was. And tell you that it was NEVER for me. That was then. This is now. I started "homeschooling" Princess from day 1. I was always reading to her (in the womb and out), speaking to her as an adult. Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.