Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Apartment Hunting

I have found our apartment!! It is awesome!! I have called on it and it is being held for us. It is in such a beautiful area and such a nice apartment. I will move in on the 28th of April, and get everything all ready and set up for when Clint comes home, with a lot of help from my mom and Shane and Kelsea I am sure! And the fact that it is soon enough for me to call and reserve our apartment, means Clint is coming home soon!! I can't even believe it, some days it feels like its been FOREVER, and some days have gone by more quickly. Either way I am so glad this will be the last time I had to say goodbye to him. Only 6 more weeks!!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Freedom Isn't Free

I have always loved America and been very patriotic, but I don't think I ever truly appreciated my freedom until I fully understood the price of it.
There is the ultimate sacrifice...Giving your life for your country.
Some other major sacrifices...losing legs or arms due to I.E.D.'s, bullet wounds, amputations, etc.
And some smaller yet still important sacrifices...lonely nights, awful food, limited communication with loved ones, missing out on holidays and birthdays, no kisses, no hugs, and so many other little things taken for granted on a daily basis.
All of the men and women who are serving in our military, knew each and every one of those sacrifices when they willingly signed up to protect America's freedom.
So many people forget that there are still men and women out there fighting for them. Appreciate your freedom every single day, because it doesn't come for free.
Our warriors are the true heroes of America.

Friday, March 4, 2011

A Day in the Life

A little insight into the day of a military wife, whose husband is deployed. First thing I do when I wake up is check my phone, then check my email, to make sure I haven't missed any contact with Clint. As I start my day my phone is attached to me..ALL DAY LONG. I have a picture of Clint at my station, so while I am at work I stop and stare at his picture multiple times a day.
I think about him all day every day. I wonder what he is doing. How he is sleeping. Is he happy? Did I send him enough food? Is he eating enough? Is he cold, or hot? Is he wet, or dry? How much time left until he comes home? And on those days you are extra worried and stressed you slap on a smile and fake it through the day.
Anytime my phone rings my heart skips a beat, hoping it is him calling. Every phone call is cherished, no matter how long. And every email is saved and savored. Whenever anyone talks about him my heart starts to flutter and I can't help but smile. As the day comes to an end, I have to fall asleep with the T.V. on. I also barricade pillows around me. I can't fall asleep until I reach the point of exhaustion, usually sometime after 1 a.m. Then 90 percent of nights I wake up at least 5 times throughout the night. Only to wake up and do it all again the next day. My world revolves around my husband.
I don't want this to be taken the wrong way. I am not complaining. We signed up for this and I support Clint 110 percent. I just want to remind everyone to remember how lucky you are, and don't take those you love for granted.
My husband is my hero!