So often, I rush in as the mom to "help" my husband with the kids. Regardless of whether or not he asks for my help. Especially after a deployment, it is so incredibly easy to just jump in and handle any situation with the kids. I've been doing it the whole deployment anyway, so why … Continue reading Let Them Be the Hero
This time last year, we were gearing up for what we thought was to be a 6-month deployment. Those in the military know, sometimes the plans get changed. Six months turned into a whole year deal with a 6-week "home port visit" over the holidays. What a difference a year makes. Here is some of … Continue reading Victorious Not Nauseous
For about half of our marriage, Eric and I do this thing where I ask him the following question: "Why do you love me?" He responds by saying: "I love Lori because...., by Eric. I love Lori because......." and then lists for that day and whatever may be going on between us. And then we … Continue reading Love, Expressed
Blegh. There. I said it. I'm feeling a little blue as the reality of going it alone for 9 months sinks in. I know I'm not ALONE alone. There are plenty of people to help out, offer support and are just there for me and the kids. But, it isn't Eric. There isn't a replacement … Continue reading Blegh. On More than One Level
Wow! A decade flies when you're having fun!!! I read a quote somewhere that said something to the effect of "99% of your happiness is determined by the spouse you pick. Choose wisely." I love this quote and it is so true. I feel like I won the lottery with the husband I chose! While … Continue reading 11 Years!
As 2011 ends, I'm feeling a bit reflective as I usually do when the holidays draw to a close and a new year's possibilities are just around the corner. I've had two crazy "pinch me" moments recently. The first was in line at Subway. The girl behind me in line struck up a conversation about … Continue reading Hau oli Makahiki Hou!! (That’s Happy New Year in Hawaiian!)