Friday, April 25, 2008

Just an average week

It's so odd to realize how quickly time goes by. I feel like I haven't had any time to call or write or anything lately, but I can't seem to figure out what has kept me busy. I'm just at home with the girls and taking care of the house.

David on the other hand is nothing but busy. He passed another test this week. Apparently the pass rate for this particular class is on about 50%. Not so good. And most people who are recommeded and accepted to this course have been working in the field, in this job for 2 to 3 years. So in my opinion, David is at a bit of a disadvantage compared to everyone else and still doing well. I'm so proud of how good he's doing, but every week we hold our breath while he takes one more test. We're now counting time left in "tests to take" not weeks. (We have 10 more tests by the way.) Anyway, we're always glad when the weekend rolls around and we can have "Daddy time". The girls love the weekend. It's all Daddy, all the time. They don't want Mommy help. Daddy's here now. They love it. So does David.

The girls are doing great. Anya is happy with Daddy in her new home, she says. But she does miss "her very own Grandma and Grandpa and Kelly and Katie and Chris" and snow. :) She likes to ride her bike and is looking forward to when Mommy thinks it's warm enough to swim. She loves being on base and seeing all the sailor, soldiers, airmen, and Marines marching around. She knows their different uniforms and knows which ones are like Daddy, in the Army.

Kyrie is getting bigger, not a lot but some. She still has no teeth, but refuses to eat any and all things that might be baby food. She wants what is on your plate or nothing. She has a very shrill scream when she doesn't get her way, and knows how to use it. :) She has also decided that she wants to be just like her big sister. If Anya is doing it, she wants to too. She'll follow Anya from room to room and try to play with her. Anya's not too thrilled about this new development. I think it's adorable.

All in all we're doing very well. Life continues on and we continue with it.

Thursday, April 10, 2008


I probably sound like a broken record. I keep saying the same things about life being good again and again; but it's still true. Today I found out a good friend of mine is in the middle of having her world torn down around her. Five days ago she thought everything in her life was great. Things were going the way she wanted them to. She had finally hit one of those calms in your life where you look around and say, " Wow could it be any better!" It usually doesn't last for long, but it usually doesn't get real bad either. Her life just turned really, really bad. And it won't get much better for a long while no matter what she does. It's made me stop and think about my life and life in general. I've decided that I, and I think a lot of us, go thru life waiting for it to get good. I don't think we stop to be grateful for everything that we have. Life may not be great all the time but I'm seeing that it can often be sooo much worse and we don't even recognize it. I think that if we stop day by day to really see the good in our lives, that we eventually will find that we have more "good" days. And that when our lives truly do get really, really bad we'll have the faith to know that it can and will get better. And maybe, just maybe, if we have developed that wonderful strength of gratitude thru practice during our small trials; maybe we won't see our lives as really bad. At least I hope so. I know that we never know when our lives can be changed forever. It only takes a moment. A small step, and it will never be the same again. Whether it's your job or school or your marrige or children. But I hope that I can learn to embrace the good in my life and become as grateful as I should be.
October 4, 2007