Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Sending Prayers...

God wants to breathe new life into your dreams and heart! You may be about to give up...but God wants you to hold on! I am sending prayers and love to all of my fellow Military Wives!

Much Love and Military Blessings!

Monday, July 12, 2010

to live your Military Life
because you are the epitome
of Military Wife class!
Thought of the day...
Do right...Do your best...Treat others as you want to be treated!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Blessings of Independence Day...


As my Family and I go about our day together enjoying Barbeque, Carnivals and Fireworks, we will be grateful for the fact that my Husband is safe at home with us this year. For he will be deploying again to Afghanistan in a few months and we will spend the next Fourth of July apart.

Thank you God for the blessings of being together now and of Family!

I hope as Families around the Country go about celebrating our great Nation, that everyone takes just a moment to say a prayer. A prayer for the Soldiers that have served our Country from the Revolutionary War, to World I, to the Greatest Generation of World War II, to Korea to Vietnam to the Soldiers of today that at this very moment are working in 140 degree heat in full uniform in the deserts of Iraq or in the treacherous mountains of Afghanistan.

Thank you Veterans and current Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen and Guards!


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Blessings of Guidance, Grace, Class, Faith, Forgiveness, Strength and Wisdom...

Today, I am saddened to say that I was on the receiving end of a "cussing out" and a "telling off" by another Military Wife. It is so disappointing and disheartening when I witness and/or experience one Military Wife being so vicious to another. There is absolutely no reason for it- no matter what the circumstances may be or how you are feeling in that moment.

There is so much I wanted to say in return, yet I asked God for GUIDANCE in showing me the grace to rise about the profanity, insults and disparaging of my young daughter. I want to set a good example of how Military Wives support each other with kindness. I want to bring honor to my Husband and his Military Career. I want to especially speak, act and behave in a way that my Children will be proud to call me "Mom". I don't think that you can yell at, cuss out, or tell off another Military Wife or Mom and still be those things above.

Thank you God for the GRACE to know the difference, the CLASS to rise above it, the FAITH to know that you will handle the situation better than I ever could alone, the FORGIVENESS for this woman, the STRENGTH to hold my tongue and the WISDOM to know how to handle this situation for my emotional and spiritual betterment.

If you have ever attacked another Military Wife in words, actions or violence, I hope you will pray and reflect on your motives and actions. And ask God to help guide you to be the version of your best self and a supporter of your Community!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Blessings of moments like these and the great Men who speak them...

I wanted to share a video link with you today that was sent to me by a sweet reader. Lori is a very PROUD Army Mom that raised one of America's Heroes!

I am blessed for the sacrifices of all of our wonderful Military Moms and the children they raised into BRAVE Men and Women serving our Country!

You will LOVE this posting. You will want to watch it over and over again and share it with as many Military Families (and those that love them) as possible! Grab a hankie...

Thank you Lt. Col. Oliver North for the speech. And thank you Army Mom Lori for sharing this with us!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Blessings of THRIVING in our lives...

God is longing to shower your life with the blessings you need and deserve!

If you are struggling in your Military life today, whether through deployment, marriage issues or a situation with a fellow Military Wife and neighbor, please turn your struggles over to God.

God does not want us to merely "survive" in our Military lives- he wants us to THRIVE in our blessed Military lives!

When we have God first place in our hearts, and we are looking for ways to give back to those around us, we can be such powerful, loving role models for our Community! I try to be mindful to put those feelings out into our community, so that our community can send them back to me in return.

A wonderful quote that comes to mind is "Be the change you want to see in the world." I want to see and feel kindness, acceptance, appreciation, love, patience and pride! And I know I must do my part, live in faith, and extend it to others.

I want you to THRIVE and be the most successful Military Wife and Mother that you can be!

Please pass this along to every Military Family that needs and deserves a blessing!

Much Military Love To You!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Blessings of Good Old-Fashioned Love Letters...

To keep in the Vintage WW II theme from "GI Joe and Lilly", I thought I would share with you a design I created for our note card line. I LOVE any and everything from that time period. As I see so do some of y'all. Thank you for sharing!

I hope you like them. They are my absolute favorite!

As Military Wives, we face alot of struggles when our Husbands are deployed. But at times when I am feeling overwhelmed, I think about all of the Military Wives and Sweethearts that came before us. And how truly more difficult they had it. When their Soldiers left, they didn't have the benefit of knowing that in 12 or 15 months, they would be home. For as hard as it is on us at times, I guess we are blessed to know exactly how many days to count down before they will be home. When their Husbands left, they had no idea how long it would be before they saw them again. As it turns out, it would be years.

We are also blessed with the technology of email, computer cameras, yahoo messenger and cell phones. We are able to hear from our deployed loved ones frequently and instantaneously. I think about the ladies before us who waited months to receive a single letter from their men letting them know they were ok and where about they were. Which of course had all changed by the time they received the letter.

But I also think about how romantic it all was. The anticipation and excitement of receiving a letter. And if you have ever read one of those old letters, you realize that men surely did know how to write back then. The letters were sweet, complimentary and gentlemanlike. And so were the letters that the ladies holding down the homefront would send. It was all about what they were doing to support the war effort and to make a home to nuture their Soldiers when they returned.

It seems in our days of technology that the art of letter writing is being lost. And that is such, such a shame. Will our children and grandchildren even know? You know that nothing is more exciting than to receive an unexpected letter, card or package in the mail. I am going to make a great effort to be better at sending "memories" and not let technology take over.

I am going to use my Vintage note cards above and put them to good use when my Husband deploys. And hopefully they will be a part of our belongings that will be passed down to our children and grandchildren, as some of these old WWII letters are to us.

I encourage everyone to put down their blackberries, cell phones, texting, etc and pick up a pen with colorful ink and some pretty paper or cards and write sweet, old fashioned words to the people you love and the Soldier, Marine, Sailor or Airman that is so far from home. Send them love from the Homefront that can be passed down to your future generations!

~Military Blessings To You!