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Monday, November 14, 2011

My Soldier is back!!!

I got the call last night that he is back on USA soil......and this coming Saturday I get to go pick him up!!!

A year ago I was getting ready to tell him he was leaving for his year long deployment...part of Operation New Dawn....his job was to conduct stability operations, focusing on advising, assisting and training Iraqi Security Forces....a year ago I had no idea how on earth I was ever going to survive this....Im a mom of three boys and I have the most amazing relationship with all three of them...I truly and I mean truly am blessed.....God gave me the best gifts ever when he gave me my boys.

My son Kody is the one on the left with a couple of his army will be so nice actually getting to see him face to face and not waiting to steal someones picture off of facebook because it has a picture of my son in it. (yes I did that and if it was wrong of me..Im sorry...ok Im not that sorry it was part of my survival)

And though seeing him in his uniform makes me very proud...I will enjoy seeing him like this again even more...he's 1/3 of my heart and soul....and just knowing that he survived this last year gives me one more thing to be thankful for this year. He will take some time here at home with mom and his yougest brother Devin and then he will head back to college, he did extra work before deployment last year to finish his junior year of college while getting ready for his deployment....yes thats the kind of man I have raised!!! Fall of next year he will be heading back to college to finish his Major in Exercise Science...and trust me after this last year having him move 50 miles away to go back to school will be a piece of cake!!!

Yes Im looking forward to having my boys together again.....making me laugh, making me cry, and making me love them more and more every day...they truly are my reason for living and though I have taught them alot....they have taught me so much more...and I would be lost without them....I love you Kody, Dakota, and Devin....more then you can possibly know.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Veterans Day.....Please Remember

As most of you know my son is a soldier over in Iraq...starting to make his way has not been easy having him so far away for the last year....but I respect him so very much and I couldn't be more proud of him. He truly is my son, my soldier, my hero!

I thank not only him but ALL of the men and women that have given so much to make sure that we have our freedom!

Monday, October 24, 2011

I believe.......

A Birth Certificate shows that we were born
A Death Certificate shows that we died

Pictures show that we live!

Have a seat.
Relax . . .
And read this slowly.

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I Believe...
That just because two people argue,

It doesn't mean they don't love each other.
And just because they don't argue,
It doesn't mean they do love each other.

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I Believe...
That we don't have to change friends if
We understand that friends change.

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I Believe....
That no matter how good a friend is,
they're going to hurt you,
every once in a while
and you must forgive them for that.

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I Believe.....
That true friendship continues to grow,
even over the longest distance.

Same goes for true love.

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I Believe...
That you can do something in an instant
That will give you heartache for life.

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I Believe....
That it's taking me a long time
To become the person I want to be.

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I Believe...
That you should always leave loved ones with Loving words.

It may be the last time you see them.

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I Believe....
That you can keep going long after you think you can't.

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I Believe....
That we are responsible for what
We do, no matter how we feel.

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I Believe...
That either you control your attitude or it controls you.

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I Believe....
That heroes are the people
who do what has to be done
when it needs to be done,

regardless of the consequences.

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I Believe....
That my best friend and I

can do anything or nothing
and have the best time

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I Believe....
That sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you're down will be the ones to help you get back up

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I Believe...
That sometimes when I'm angry
I have the right to be angry, but that
doesn't give me the right to be cruel.

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I Believe...
That maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had
And what you've learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.

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I Believe.....
That it isn't always enough,
to be forgiven by others.

Sometimes, you have to learn
to forgive yourself.

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I Believe...
That no matter how bad
your heart is broken,

the world doesn't stop for your grief.

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I Believe....
That our background and circumstances
may have influenced who we are, but,
we are responsible for who we become.

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I Believe...
That you shouldn't be
so eager to find out a secret.
It could change your life forever.

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I Believe....
Two people can look at the exact same
Thing and see something totally different.

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I Believe...
That your life can be changed
in a matter of hours
by people who don't even know you.

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I Believe...
That even when you think
you have no more to give,
When a friend cries out to you,
you will find the strength to help.

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I Believe...
That credentials on the wall
do not make you a decent human being.

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I Believe...
That the people you care about
most in life
are taken from you too soon.

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I Believe...
That you should send this to
all of the people that you believe in.

I just did.

'The happiest of people don't necessarily have
the best of everything;
They just make the most of everything they have.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

For you Kody

Dedicated to my son and so many others that are fighting for our freedom!!!

I love you Kody and I can't wait for you to come home!!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Ok for ALL the videos through out the years that us females have had to watch with boobage all over in it this is our payback....and I LOVE IT!!!!!


Thursday, September 1, 2011

A Thursday Thought

Your Life is a Reflection of your thoughts. Every Second, Minute, Hour, Day – the thoughts which cross our mind with or without our awareness give shape to our life.

Good Thoughts , Good Life. Bad Thoughts, Bad Life. Angry Thoughts, Angry Life. Beautiful thoughts, Beautiful Life and Positive Thoughts , Positive Life.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wednesday Wisdom


Selfish 1- letter “I” Avoid it.
Satisfying 2-letter “WE” Use it.
Poisonous 3-letter “EGO” Kill it.
Most used 4-letter “LOVE” Value it.
Pleasing 5-letter “SMILE” Keep it.
Fastest spreading 6-letter “RUMOUR” Ignore it.
Hardest working 7-letter “SUCCESS” Achieve it.
Enviable 8-letter “JEALOUSY” Distance it.
Powerful 9-letter “KNOWLEDGE” Acquire it.
Essential 10-letter “CONFIDENCE” Trust it.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

My Tuesday Thought

I'm not Thin, Drop Dead Gorgeous, or Rich. I am Honest, Generous, Loyal, and Loving. Pass me by for what I'm not, and you'll miss out on What I am: AMAZING!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Some THINGS to make you smile

How come we choose from just two people to run for president and over fifty for Miss America?

I signed up for an exercise class and was told to wear loose fitting clothing. If I HAD any loose fitting clothing, I wouldn't have signed up in the first place!

When I was young we used to go 'skinny dipping,' now I just 'chunky dunk.'

Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference.

Wouldn't it be nice if whenever we messed up our life we could simply press 'Ctrl Alt Delete' and start all over? AMEN, AMEN !!

Why is it that our children can't read a Bible in school, but they can in prison?

A completely brillant question!!!!!!!

Wouldn't you know it.....
Brain cells come and brain cells go,

but FAT cells live forever.

Why do I have to swear on the Bible in court when the Ten Commandments cannot be displayed outside?

Another completely brilliant question!!!!

Bumper sticker of the year:
'If you can read this, thank a teacher -and, since it's in English, thank a soldier'

And remember: life is like a roll of toilet paper.

The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Tomorrow I once again say goodbye

Tomorrow morning I will once again saying goodbye to my 23 yr old son and Soldier as he returns back to Iraq ….these last two weeks have been so good for my heart…getting to see him again…and hug him again….it was just what my ole heart needed. When your child is so far away 7 months can feel like forever!!! He only has a few months left and he will be home again….so I ask for your prayers once again. To keep him safe while hes flying back to Iraq and for the few months that remain in his deployment….all I want is for him to come back safe and sound and get started with life again!

And if its possible say a little pray for mom…to keep it together just a little bit longer….as Im already having a hard time with it….I have tears flowing so much I can barely see the screen as I type.

Thank so much to all of you that keep in touch with me and try to make times like this not so hard…you guys are truly the best!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Please Remember.....

The fourth of July is a day that we celebrate the independence of our country, the United States of America. People celebrate with family and friend gatherings, barbecues, parties, games, food, fun, festivals, parades, musical events and fireworks……..but please remember those that have served and those that are serving right now that are not home to celebrate with their families.

As you all know my oldest son is over in Iraq right now and will not be here to celebrate the independence of our country….he will be hearing explosions just not the same kind….the thought of this makes me heart ache….and a part of me almost feels guilty celebrating with the rest of the family when he is there going thru what he is going thru simply so we can do things like this. And that is why I ask that you take a moment in your day and remember those that have given us this right.