Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Blue Star Flag

Let me start by saying that I've totally been slacking on blogging about what's going on in my life. Bad SpecialK, bad! I hope you don't mind me posting about things that aren't exactly current.

OK, with that out of the way, I and another milspouse, were recently invited to a dinner hosted by the local American Legion Post. We were each presented with a blue star flag to hang in our windows at home. Display of the Service Star Banner first came about during World War I. During WWI and WWII most flags were hand made by mothers across the nation. Each blue star on the flag represents a service member in active duty. When a family member is killed, the blue star is replaced with a gold one representing sacrifice. I am displaying the flag at home with great pride of my hubby's service to his country.

It was wonderful to be surrounded by this group of people who wanted to do something for the spouse of a deployed Soldier. The food was quite excellent, too! And to my new friend, C, whose hubby is also deployed, you've I'm so glad to meet another Army Wife! Thank you to those who made this dinner happen!

Monday, March 26, 2007

Let time fly!

I'm finally counting down to the big day. No, not in our journey to adopt our child, but in Hunny B's journey home. I'm no longer counting in months, but now I'm counting in weeks or even days. While I don't know exactly when he'll arrive, I expect it will be in less than four weeks. Let this time fly!

I'm looking forward to life getting back to normal for a while. It will be different having him around, but I'm excited for the transition. I'll have to move some shoes so he can fit his in the closet!

Friday, March 23, 2007

Waiting for a Train

When you are waiting for a train, don’t keep perpetually looking to see if it is coming. The time of its arrival is the business of the conductor, not yours. It will not come any sooner for all your nervous glances and your impatient pacing, and you will save strength if you will keep quiet. After we discover that the people who sit still on a long railroad journey reach that journey’s end at precisely the same time as those who “fuss” continually, we have a valuable piece of information which we should not fail to put to practical use.

...Anna C. Brackett (1836–1911), U.S. author. The Technique of Rest

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Some Gave All

Today we honored six reservists killed in action. Each of them a son, a brother, a father, a friend. Each leaves behind family and friends whose lives will never be the same. I'm at a loss for words.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Happy Anniversary, Baby!

Happy Anniversary Baby! Got you on my mind!

That's what's playing on the soundtrack to my life. That's what HunnyB sang to me on the phone this morning. I got the most lovely flowers from him delivered at work today!

In a way it's hard to believe it's already been two years. In another way, I can't believe that it's only been two years. Although we are apart, we still celebrate this milestone. We will continute to celebrate our second anniversary until our third anniversary takes its place.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Lucky Number Seven

Today is the seven month anniversary of our LID.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

A few steps further in the journey

I know we take a few steps every day in the journey to our little one. But only once a month or so do we pass a signpost that suggests how much longer this journey may be. Referrals are arriving for those logged in through October 24, 2005. That leaves 290 login days ahead of us.
While, I am so thrilled for those who will get "the call" in the coming days, I can't help but reflect on what this means for our journey. Thirty-some days since the last referrals, and only eleven days referred. If 11 days are referred each month, it will take an additional 27 months to get to us. I do hope that more days will be referred in coming months, but there is no way to know for sure. Maybe it's time to prepare ourselves that this journey may take much longer than we thought.