"I need to get something off my chest. This past week, I have been grieving for families I have never met." Please take a moment out of your day to read this military spouse's view of what is happening in this country this week, and please spread the word - it's a message I strongly feel needs to be shared.
"Earlier this week, I wrote about two major milestones our family has undergone. And, while there has been an underlying element of grief throughout my life for the past couple weeks, as I prepared for these adjustments, my life has not come to a halt because of these changes." This week's Gratitude Project is all about finding the silver lining in the midst of the family changes! What are you grateful for this week?
My husband is not deployed, but today's Gratitude Project goes into depth into some of the feelings that accompany deployment... and, requests readers to remember those who *are* deployed. It also brings up something for which I am deeply grateful this week.
"So, enjoy your potluck dinners, your shopping sales, and your bar-b-ques this weekend..." but, make sure to remember the reason for the time off. And, be sure to face some uncomfortable, but necessary questions at the end of the article!
"I feel a pull to recognize I have truly been blessed - with not just the standard two grandmothers, but including my paternal grandmother, with three beautiful, strong role models who have assumed the mantle of love and the title of Grandma." How a prayer session made me recognize my irrational approach to the relationship with my grandfather's second wife, and a hope I am able to express my love for my second grandmother in a meaningful manner.