Monday, May 21, 2012

Launch Giveaway!

To celebrate the launch of my new domain, I will be doing another giveaway! Plus, it's nice to do something fun and happy, instead of focussing on the negative all of the time.

As most of you know, I am a HUGE advocate of supporting my fellow military wives and their businesses. For my last giveaway, one of my followers received a custom JKuddleBug nursing cover, which will be very handy for her soon, if you know what I mean!

This time I will be highlighting a friend of mine, Michelle, who has a Scentsy business! You can win any Mid-Size Warmer of your choice, along with one Scentsy Bar of your choice!

Great deal, huh? Here's what you have to do to win:
Please go to my Facebook page, and "Like" it. Once you've done that, you can either send me an email at or you can simply comment on the photo on my Facebook page, and you will be entered for the contest.

The contest will end on Monday, May 28th (Memorial Day), at 9:00pm, EDT. I will randomly draw a name, and announce the winner that night!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Mother's Day

Today is Mother's Day.

He gave me a card before we ever had children, because I was the future mother of his children. He gave me my first Coach purse on Mother's Day, and he also sent me to the spa one year. It was a day that he went all out for me because he knew how hard of a job it was (is) to take care of our little men. While very difficult at times, those three little men are what get me up every day and keep me going sometimes.

I've discussed how hard it is to watch my children grieve. It's one of the hardest things I have ever done, and I imagine it will be one of the hardest things I will ever have to do. At times it is pure torture having to watch Tyson, especially, try to process what is happening. He is angry, and he is just plain sad. He had his school pictures taken recently. He decided to wear a camouflage shirt, take his "Daddy Doll", and a picture of him and Luke. I was talking to my mom after we were able to view the picture, and she mentioned that the spark that Tyson's big, beautiful eyes used to have is gone. It occasionally comes back, but not often anymore. I hate that such a young and tender heart has to feel so much pain. I would take it all away if I could. When I look into his eyes, I see sadness and agony, but I know it will get better in time. Then I thought that must be what my mom sees when she looks at me. Her only daughter, wandering through the same sadness and agony that I see in my children. I'm not the only one that has to watch their child grieve.

Being a mother is such an amazing experience. Carrying that child in your womb, while feeling their nudges and kicks, and then going through the beautifully natural process of giving birth in itself is amazing. But then to be trusted with these lives, and their souls can be daunting. To know that I am responsible and will one day be held accountable for the type of mother that I am makes me rethink a lot of the decisions I make in a day. Here are some things that I want to work on in order to become a better and more Christlike mother:
  • Listening- I've decided to try to be more conscious of listening to my boys when they speak. They may be young, but they have a lot to say.
  • Speaking - I've decided to try to say nicer things to the boys when they are fighting with each other, or disobeying. Speaking out of frustration will only fuel their anger and will cause them to continue to fight.
  • Hugging - I want to hug my boys more. Sometimes I get so caught up with the baby, trying to keep the house in some sort of order, and just the craziness, that I forget to just grab my boys, hug them, and tell them how special they are. I also want them to know how thankful I am for them.
  • Meal time - I've decided now that I'm starting to cool more meals on a consistent basis, I'd like to have dinner at the table every night together. I feel as though the boys and I are disconnected. This last year has kicked us all in the gut, and we need to refocus on being a family.

Totally off subject, but I've starting crafting again, here are some pictures of things that bring me pure joy.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Domain Change

Hey everyone! I will be changing my domain soon, as I want to reflect where I am at as a blogger. I still have the desire to write about natural childbirth and mothering (which I need to do more of), but since I'm not pregnant anymore, I'd like to change my domain to reflect us starting our new life. With that being said, I would like to introduce my new Facebook page. Please go "Like" it, and watch there for the official domain change. Thanks for your continued love and support.