Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Sticks and stones......

Friendships end and with it come harsh words said.

I had a friendship dissolve about a year ago. It was a hard decision that took some time to make. It crushed me at the time and now, months later, I still think about it sometimes.

I try not to say anything hurtful because we were good friends and I don't have anything unkind to be said...except the way things fell apart at the end. I was hurt and crushed by some of the things said/done and while I don't publicly yell it from the roof tops, my close friends listened to the tears as I explained.

Now, I'm hearing things from other random people. I try not to let it get to me, but it bugs me. The latest almost got to me. But my husband told me to stop and think about it.

I was told that I think my son "walks on water". Now, I don't agree with the phrase that was used, but yes, I do think the world of my child. He messes up. He's not perfect. But, I couldn't ask for more from him. He's a sweet, only child who does very well in school. He's kind and thoughtful and a huge help around the house. I love spending time with him. I never long for summer vacation to be over and for him to be out of the house.

So, I would say I'm sorry that I think my son "walks on water" but I'm not. I'm proud of the child I raised and I honestly think most parents think as highly of their child as I do mine. and in a weird way, if that's the worst someone has to say about me, I must be doing something right.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

The grass isn't always greener....

Sea Duty was hard, but sometimes, just sometimes, I think shore duty might be harder.

I love my husband so much. He is an amazing husband and father and I hate when he's gone. It feels like a part of me is missing. A few months ago we hit a part in J's career where he will be home for the next few years. I'm used to him being underway, deployed or working 6 days a week for AT LEAST 12 hours a day. It was like that for 6 years. Now, a long work day is him getting home at noon. While this is amazing and he's home for everything, he's bored out of his mind. He likes to work, he likes to get things done and feel like he's contributing. Now, because he's bored he's hit that stage where he does nothing. NOTHING. and I was slowly losing my mind.

We are slowly getting past this point in our lives. He's started taking college classes again, we teach Sunday school together at church(oh my goodness 10 year olds are fun!) and it takes weekly planning, sports have started and we are coming together as a family. With this I have time to blog again! I just hope I can keep up with it since I've really missed it. Who knows if I really have any readers anymore, but I know my family back home will enjoy the updates.