Monday, May 11, 2015
I knew that Mother's Day would be a tough one. Just like my due date and other significant dates that will come up. I had high hopes that I would be happy and wouldn't be effected by the fact that it was a day to celebrate Mother's and the one thing that made me a mother was not with us anymore. My friend Rhonda put it perfectly in her Facebook post "This can be a hard day for some mother's and a joyous one for others. We hope you all have a wonderful day and find joy in something". After I read this it made me think. While my baby is not here with me I am still a Mother. I was still able to get pregnant and to carry this tiny little angel inside of me for 8 months. I was able to give birth to her and hold her in my arms and feel her sweet little spirit. She may not be with us right now but from the moment she was created she made me a Mom. With that I felt grateful and blessed because unlike many women that are never given the opportunity to have children I was at least given that. Life is hard and sometimes things happen that are unexplainable and will be the hardest things we will ever go through but something positive can always come out of it if you allow it to. My baby is gone and I will never hear her call me Mommy but she is mine and in the stillness of the night when I lay awake at night I can feel her next to me and I can imagine what her sweet little voice would have sounded like. I'm sure it would have been music to my ears.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
When I started this blog over a year ago I thought that writing about my life as an army wife was a great idea. Having never been an army wife before I was almost certain that I would have these stories that others would want to hear and quickly come up with advice that may help others. Unfortunately I realized very soon that wasn't the case. The new title of my blog was inspired by the first post I did. I am still an army wife and until I figure out what my advice is for other army spouses I'll continue to write about what I know best...my perfectly imperfect life. Start following me and I promise we will share moments of laughter, sadness & happiness.