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I am happily married to an amazing military man who spent 9 years enlisted and is now an Officer in the US Army. We have two amazing boys who are not so little any more! They still infuse every moment of every day with creativity and energy, and make my life an adventure.  I was educated at home, and am now teaching our children - second generation homeschoolers! I try every day to become more like Jesus Christ, and to love like HE does. If you want you can try and catch me at bethylovesandy@yahoo.com

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"For the Lord gives wisdom. From His mouth come knowledge and understanding." Proverbs 2:6 NKJV 
The Message translation puts it this way "God gives out Wisdom free, is plainspoken in Knowledge and Understanding."

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Thursday, September 02, 2010

Trying to be Thankful (Thursday)

My friend Tricia is alway so faithful to post her Thankful Thursday list. She has had plenty of tests and trials, and yet always remembers to take a moment and be thankful.

 I was in the mood to complain tonight. I logged on with my rant ready to go. Andy was supposed to be home by now - walking in the door any minute. The kids would already be in bed, so I would have him all to myself. Then, they would wake up in the morning and, joy of joys, Daddy would be there!
 Nope, not the way it is going down.
 Silly AF wife - haven't I been in long enough to know better? Sigh.

 Tonight instead of clicking "new post" right away I skimmed through the new posts of the people I love first. As always, they had a lesson to teach me. As I posted recently, I am so thankful for the internet. God used it to remind me of the things I have to be thankful for.

 I suppose rather then complaining that Andy isn't home, I should be thankful that 1) I have him at all, and he is the kind of husband that I am excited to see coming home, rather than dreading. 2) He will most likely be home tomorrow, and we have a long weekend to look forward to.

 His delay may be annoying, but it isn't life changing.

 I put up the new quotes of the month a few nights ago. The theme of the month is marriage - for many reasons.
 Being military I "get" to see many marriages fall apart. On the flip side, I also get to see some fight through really tough times and survive. This has been a rough couple of weeks for me, emotionally, concerning other people's marriages. I use to think that I wanted to be a marriage and family counselor. I am not so sure of that any more.
 I have a hard time keeping myself separate from the emotions of the people around me, and I end up hurting for them, almost more then I can take sometimes.

 So, this month I am going to talk about marriage a bit. Pray about marriage a lot. And be thankful, immensely thankful, for the husband I have coming home - one day or another.  


autumnesf said...

Get you from all directions!!! We do have so much to be thankful for!

I think the delays are harder when you have kids. They get so excited to know daddy is coming home...and so so disappointed when daddy gets stuck somewhere.

I'll never forget one of the times hubs was coming home from the desert and got stuck in the Philippines for over a week waiting on an airplane part before they could finish the journey home. Seriously????

Something like it happened almost EVERY.SINGLE.TDY or deployment. Ugh!


Looking forward to your posts on marriage.

Tricia said...

Though being thankful is a good trait, feeling theh other things is OK, too. I have had to remember that God created us with all of the emotions we feel and said that His creation was very good. Truth be told, some Thursdays it is a struggle for me to come up with a list, but I do it because it helps me to put my focus back on God and all the good He has given me. Enjoy your reunion weekend!

Carrie said...

I bet THIS Thursday you won't be having to try so hard! :)