Monday, April 23, 2007

Welcome Home HunnyB!

With a little fanfare from the USO and a balloon bouquet from me, HunnyB walked out of the airport and back into his life here at home. We've been enjoying our time together, taking long walks, holding hands and eating at all of our favorite restaurants. I'm happy to report that our transition back to couplehood has gone well, and we're loving our life together.

Thank you to all of those who gave us love, support and prayers during this deployment. This time has changed me. I've always considered myself a patriotic person and a supporter of Soldiers. I want to continue to put my thoughts into action where I can.

Now to get down to some serious waiting for a referral!!!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

So close, yet so far...

I'm thrilled to report that HunnyB is back in the USA, but not yet home in my arms. It's a funny feeling, like I can almost reach him but not quite. Hopefully, he'll arrive safely home later this week.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Magic Eight (months LID) Ball

Stork Alert: Unfortunately this month's stork was sickly and weak. He was only able to carry referrals for two days of log-ins. Referrals arrived for those with log-ins through October 26, 2005. This leaves several of our friends just beyond the cutoff. My heart goes out especially to J & A as they come to terms with waiting yet another month for that precious picture. We're praying that you will have peace, my friends.

Today is also the eight month anniversary of our log in date. In honor of our eight month anniversary, I thought I'd ask the Magic Eight Ball if we would see when we might expect a referral. With 288 log-in days ahead of us, this is the answer I got.

Monday, April 09, 2007

SSG Matt Maupin ~ Not Forgotten

You've probably noticed this little image on the sidebar of my blog. Or you haven't. Either way, today I'd like to ask you to notice it.

Today marks three years since the capture of then-PVT Matt Maupin. Read the AP story here. Three years later, he remains the only reservist listed as missing in action/captured.

If you would, please take a moment to say a prayer for this Soldier, his parents, family and friends, and all of our military, civilians and contractors serving our country at this time.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Holy Week

I spent a little time this week remembering Holy Week. As the Vicar at church said, the Biblical word for remember connotes actively thinking of, not just like absent-mindedly remembering where you left your keys. Palm Sunday is a joyous day, as is Easter. The days between commemorate the last week of Christ's life, including his death and dessension into hell where he bore the total weight of the sins of all mankind. If you celebrate Palm Sunday and Easter without remembering the days in between, you may lose sight of the depths of Christ's sacrifice. This year I made a conscious choice to try to really remember Holy week, rather than glossing over the days between the Hosannas of Palm Sunday and the joys of the Resurrection.