Deployment thoughts

A bit of a hiatus

Hey gang, sorry I’ve been absent.  I know I’ve not been posting, or participating much in the blogger world and for that I apologize.  The holiday season is hitting me particularly hard, and I just don’t have much to say…

I will say, that here’s a shout out to all of my fellow military wives and girlfriends. During the holidays the troops get an outpouring of packages, calls, gifts to show appreciation and support.  Yet the loved ones back home are often forgotten…sure, we have all the luxuries of being home. Our trees are beautifully decorated, and we’ve got home cooked food baking in the oven. The smells and sounds of the holidays surround us. But I can tell you first hand the emptiness we feel from the absence of our spouse (boyfriend, Dad, friend etc.) is palpable and no amount of Turkey, candy canes or Christmas music can replace them. My heart physically hurts.

That being said, I will more than likely not be posting much during the holidays. We are busy dealing with the fender bender my 17 year old got in (she’s ok thanks goodness, but my pocket book not so much), all while trying to keep our heads above water during the holidays.

I want to wish you all a very happy holiday season. I will poke my head in from time to time, but only I feel like I have something meaningful to share. I will ask, that if you know of a family that has a deployed family member to please check on the family left behind, too…

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Cheers,

Michelle

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35 thoughts on “A bit of a hiatus

  1. Sorry to hear about the fender bender. Hope you get it resolved quickly and with minimal expense. Thanks for reminding us of military families’ sacrifices especially this time of year. Have a great holiday season! πŸ™‚

  2. Take care of yourself. Enjoy time with your family/sister this weekend. Even though we celebrate Thanksgiving in October as Canadians, my mom is having Thanksgiving dinner Thursday new friends who are from the US and unable to get home.

  3. Oh no – a fender bender!! Well, we all have to go through that, no? Glad she is ok!!!

    I know it will be hard over the holidays, but you are a superwoman…you got this…deep breaths…hug the kids…and then take off the superhero cape at night with a nice glass(es) of wine πŸ™‚

  4. Take care of you and your family!!!

    Glad your daughter is ok…sorry about the pocketbook though…uugh! πŸ˜‰

    Have a happy holiday season…always thinking of you and sending you positive thoughts, virtual hugs and prayers.

  5. Thanks for the reminder to look in on the families of those I love who have deployed family members. I remember my daughters first fender bender what an emotional ordeal, I had to send my mom to help her because I could not leave work (not sure she has forgiven me even 10 years later). But the best type of fender benders are the ones that no one gets hurt and our kids learn to be careful driving πŸ™‚ Hang in there, sending prayers your way.

  6. I’m sorry that fender bender is hitting you so hard. I really do hope that the 3 of you can find joy together, no matter how hard it may seem sometimes. My thoughts are with you, your husband, and your girls.

  7. Sorry to hear about the fender bender but thank heavens she is ok. THinking of you and yours this holiday season. Some time away from social media sounds pretty perfect to me. Enjoy!

  8. Sorry I’m just now getting over here to read your blog. The deployment stuff stinks, plain & simple. When my husband was gone, I didn’t post anything about it on social media….I was too paranoid about that knowledge being “out there.” Of course, all of our friends and family knew, so we were well cared-for, but it still was a difficult time. Hugs to you and your family. You’re in my thoughts and prayers all the time πŸ˜‰

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