Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The start of the beginning.....

Well, add me to the list of bloggers. I decided to create a blog to help me with my journey of being an Air Force wife and mommy to a precious baby boy and a new yorkie pup. My husband, Jesse and I were married on August 4, 2006 and welcomed our first, W on May 21, 2007. The day we brought W home was the day we found out his daddy was going on a one year tour to Korea in February of 2008. We both knew with his specific career field, he would have to spend one year away. However, we didn't know it was going to happen so soon into our marriage. Plus, we just welcomed a brand new addition into our family. I was working hard on trying to mentally prepare myself for him leaving us. It's so hard to imagine your husband not being next to you at night, instead he's defending our country tens of thousands miles away. Being a military wife is no walk in the park, but without Jesse's job, we wouldn't be able to do and have the things we want. My husband has to sacrifice so much to make sure his family and country is well taken for. I'm truly blessed to have such a dedicated, strong, caring, and loving man in my life. With all that said, please keep our family in your thoughts and prayers. I know Jess isn't in the "battle zone", but his absence from our family is going to be both hard on him and everyone else close to him as well. Please continue supporting our troops and my husband.

Jess left on the morning of Feb. 6, 2008, and it's been such an emotional roller coaster for me. I really didn't think it was going to be this difficult. I'm definitely faced with emotions I've never felt before, and it's been hard putting all them on the back burner, because I have a baby boy to raise. Trying to be strong had definitely brought out my weaknesses. The week Jess left I was diagnosed with Influenza, W was sick for the 1st time with an ear infection and cold, and our new puppy had a UTI. So, I had to deal with all three of us being sick, three different antibiotics, and getting three people well. Shortly after that, our puppy, Reese developed Kennel Cough, and we ended up in the pet E.R. Thankfully now, we're all starting to get better. I'm still fighting chest congestion and laryngitis 6 weeks later, but I know with the added stress and emotions my immune system is all messed up. I'm really hoping by blogging out what's been going on with me, etc I'll be able to start focusing more on my life and children rather than feeling sorry for myself every day. I'm truly thankful for the wonderful support my family and friends have given me. This is the beginning of a brand new journey for me, and I'm glad I'll be able to share my experiences as an Air Force wife and mommy with all of you.

Here are a few random pictures of myself and my beautiful family:

1 comment:

  1. Look at William as a newborn! He's such a doll. I always love seeing pics of you and your men!
    Lots of hugs!