Yikes, it's February already!seems like I always forget about this little blog.
I am always so busy posting on the troop support blog, and I cross post a lot of that on Yahoo 360 and MySpace....and then there's work,lol. April and her cousin Bryan have been practicing,practicing,practicing for the musical. The performances are next week! and starting this week they are going to be practicing from 6 to 10 pm!(after today,they have one last practice today until 5:30 pm after school.)
And then April is going to stay at a church youth lock-in on Friday night, somehow I have the feeling that on my upcoming weekend off, she is going to be exhausted.
January was a brutal month,in a lot of ways, one of them being that I had joined the Living Legends team on Soldiers Angels. They send condolence cards to the families of fallen soldiers, and there were 80 deaths in January. We did not send cards to every family, but certainly to a majority of them. It got so I cringed a little inside,every time I opened my email inbox, because it seemed like all I had were notifications for new names. I must admit, I felt pretty overwhelmed. I ran out of my entire supply of sympathy cards in one week alone.
Add in the fact that Dustin is in boot camp, and I think we all know the extreme liklihood of where his first duty station will be, and it was pretty sobering.
Once again, an unexpected side effect of joining Soldiers Angels is that my prayer life increases .
Other than that, I don't really have a whole lot to add. There is a distressing personal situation going on for me, but I do not feel at liberty to write about it, even on this 'private' blog. That's vague, I know.....but that's all I am going to say, other than to ask for any prayers you might want to offer up just generally on behalf of my family and I. I feel sure the good Lord will know what it's meant for:) And thank you,for any remembrances in prayer.
On a positive note, Tony continues to grow in living 'one day at a time', and our relationship is also growing deeper in ways I never imagined. So, I take heart from that. Sixteen years of prayer seem to have finally been answered, and when I think I might give way to despair over other things going on, I try to hold on to the thought that God's timing is not our timing, and just have faith and continue praying.
And now, I think I am going back to bed....I worked 11 pm to 7 am shift all last week, and then switched back to 3 pm to 11 pm shift for this past weekend, and my sleep schedule is still all wacky.I'm off today, but got up to take April to school, as it was like 4 degrees! Brrr....MN temps,lol. Mom, you can have them!!
Hope everyone has a good week!