"As our family continues to grow older without her gray muzzle at our side, we will always remember the funnier quirks and stories, but more importantly, the life lessons she imparted through her gentle, canine wisdom." Our German Shepherd taught me quite a few life lessons during her life with us. Several of them are explored in today's piece.
"I typically don't write about my family's military lifestyle, simply because it's hard for me to find a difference between our lifestyle and the civilian lifestyle. My perspective on life is shaded by the military, but I don't know what civilian life is really like, so I don't know how the life our family leads is too different from other families' lifestyles." Yet, a recent conversation made me realize we do have some differences in our lifestyles.
I have identified one calming mechanism I typically utilize - I love to bake. I find myself calming from life stressors during the process and even as I am cleaning up the mess I have made. My kitchen actually usually never looks cleaner than when I am finishing up baking. Recently, I was getting to the … Continue reading Baking & Parenting Lessons Learned