Life has been quite the journey these past few months. Phil made it to Afghanistan, my parents came for a visit, we started school, and just learning to adjust to life without Daddy. It truly has been an amazing experience already. I am learning a lot! One of the biggest things I have learned is that I MUST rely on the LORD for all things. I don’t think we realize how much we rely on our husbands and not on the LORD. The LORD gave us a man to help and take care of but so often we love them MORE than we love the LORD. At least, that is what the story is in my life. I know I still have a long way to go though. Trusting the LORD and having faith is easy when life is going good. Not that my life is going bad, but you definitely have to trust more when your husband is in a war zone than when he’s at home with you. The biggest thing I have learned is patience. I can’t will tomorrow here any faster and honestly I don’t want to. I have goals I would like to accomplish while Phil is gone. I want to enjoy my sons while I still have them. I want to serve the LORD here as best as I can. I want to show my boys what being a godly person is really about. Being patient with the boys is one of the biggest things and hardest sometimes. It is easy to lose your cool when their is someone else to step in and take over but when you are by yourself with them ALL the time you have to learn to be more even tempered. NOT something I’m good at! Another thing I have learned is to appreciate the here and now. Life is so full of surprises! Life really is a vapor that is here for just a moment and then vanishes away. I certainly am learning to appreciate all the little things. You take for granted the things you have while they’re here. I know that I sure do appreciate Phil A LOT more than I did when he was home. I have a feeling things will be different when he gets back! We are doing well here though. Staying busy! I am making quilts for everybody in the house so I am working on Reuben’s right now. They are going to be cute if I can actually do a half way decent job sewing them!We will see. I am also on my weightloss/eating healthy journey. I am trying to lose those last 10 pounds and get fit. It sure is getting hard too! I run at least five days a week but I am trying to add some weight lifting back in too! Anyways, I just thought I would write a little blurb about us here! I really am going to try to start blogging more but facebook is so much easier and faster!