I recently changed the subtitle of my blog from "Reflections of an Army Wife" to "Reflections of a Hopeful Woman." I did that because it has been a year since my husband retired after 37 years of exemplary and faithful service from the United States Army. I didn't feel I could continue using the "Army … Continue reading The Ultimate Project
I found a spot for my Army house and hearts. Wrote a big long meditation about it yesterday. Thought I posted it but I guess I didn’t. Oh well! 21 homes in 34 years of marriage/36 plus years in the Army for Sean. We met and married during that first assignment so our numbers are … Continue reading Home
I recently watched an inflight movie as we flew from Washington, D.C. to Chicago and there was a song in the movie entitled “Everything Must Go.” It had to do with death and other changes in relationships, which I found very clever. The foundational layer of meaning had to do with the most familiar use … Continue reading Everything Must Go
I could not find the photo credit for this picture. It was posted 7 years ago as part of a video called “Santa’s Silent Night.” You can find it on YouTube. I just think it’s a cool photo and I wish I could find out who took it so I could give them proper credit. … Continue reading Joyful Christmas!
"You are a verb!" I read that the other day. I think it's about one of the nicest compliments I've ever seen. That means that the 'verb' didn't just say things, but she also did things. It's something like, "walking the walk" not just "talking the talk." So it was a lovely compliment and I … Continue reading Are you a verb?
Last Thursday my husband and I headed out to Kansas Our son just took company command in the 1st Infantry Division. We're so proud! And we were so happy and grateful to be there with him and his lovely bride who is also an Army officer and awaiting her company command in the new year! … Continue reading I believe in traditions
I can't believe it's been 10 days since I last wrote an entry for this blog! How is that possible? Well, I went to San Diego for a few days to receive some of our household goods in to our new home out there. And that was exhausting. Flying coast to coast is no picnic. … Continue reading “I am fearless”
So once again my life is in a new phase. After 34 years and 21 moves as an Army wife, you'd think I'd be used to the change part. And I am...mostly. But after 8 months in our "transition apartment" since my husband's retirement ceremony, we are making our first major move as civilians. And … Continue reading “God Help Me”
Psalm 11 is about trust in God. I work on this ALL the time! How about you? Maybe you're better at that trust thing than I am. I try mightily to give everything up to God: all my worries, upcoming challenges, the people I love, my desires, my fears. But then I find myself wrestling … Continue reading “Jesus, I trust in You”
Yesterday was my birthday. That's right, 9/11 is my birthday. Hooray. I hope you can identify sarcasm when you read it. I actually thought, as the first anniversary of that terrible day approached, that maybe I would not celebrate my birthday on the 11th of September in successive years. But good friends and loving family … Continue reading Surrender