The Lessons We Can’t Unlearn

When my husband leaves my eyesight, my breath catches.  It catches from a year of sitting and waiting and wondering.  It catches because once we were speaking and a commotion broke out in the background and he yelled, “I have to go” before the line went dead.  It catches because I sat and waiting for three days before hearing that he was ok. There are things that you can’t undo in your life.  There are lessons you can’t unlearn and habits you can’t break no matter how hard you try.  My habit, my lesson, is that he is never guaranteed to be safe, no matter where he is.  And I can never be sure he is alive, unless I am physically talking to him or able to see him. And so I sit at home, my breath stuck in my chest, until he returns again. He admits that he doesn’t Continue reading The Lessons We Can’t Unlearn

Journey Through Deployment Giveaway!!!

I feel so fortunate to be able to offer up this giveaway.  Not only is it an amazing chance to get an amazing book, but I am lucky enough to call this blogger a friend.  If you haven’t already checked out Singing Through the Rain, I highly suggest you do.  She has such an amazing spirit! This giveaway is also sponsored by another person I can call friend.  Many Waters has been a sponsor for my blog a few times and she was kind enough to offer her support to make this giveaway possible.  Her blog is awesome and she is a crock pot diva and her recipes never fail to wow me!  Be sure to check her out! ****** Hi Everyone, My name is Kathryn and I blog over at Singing Through the Rain. I am so excited that “A Girl” is letting me guest post today and so excited to Continue reading Journey Through Deployment Giveaway!!!

What I Can’t Let Go Of

There’s something really amazing about a laugh that comes unexpectedly and warms your heart right when you need it most. To be understood is a pretty phenomenal thing and not something I can often boast I am. We all are tortured in someway.  We all have burdens that we carry with us, hidden in places we won’t admit are there, even to ourselves.  I am no different.  A year ago, I was no different.  A year ago, I was blogging about my struggles.  I was openly talking about my marriage and one day I stopped.  I stopped because I didn’t want to let this one facet of who I am become all I could be. I never lied, I never sugar coated the truth.  My deployment experience was horrible.  It tore apart my life.  It put cracks in the foundation of my marriage and that made some people very uncomfortable.  Continue reading What I Can’t Let Go Of