Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Everything Happens For A Reason

So we'll start at the beginning.  The husband and I met while we were in training for the Navy to become Seabees back in June of 2011.  We were in training for about four months.  I was unhappily married at the time, and was emotionally, mentally, and whatever else you would consider it, over my ex.  I know some people may not agree with all of this, and that is your opinion.  I have always been a strong believer that everything happens for a reason.  The first time my now husband and I met was at the entrance gates of Port Hueneme Naval Base.  I had never experienced this before in my life.  I had no clue who he was or what he was even there for.  You see the base we were stationed at had both training and deployed military personnel housed on it.  But some how I knew from the split second our eyes met, that this dreamy, handsome man was going to play a large, very important, and meaningful roll in my future.  I had no idea what God had in store for me and us.  I later on found out that he was there for the same reason as I was, and we ended up being in the same class for training together.  As we started getting to know each other during all of this, I started falling pretty hard for him.  I'll admit, even though I was falling hard for him, I was having a hard time with accepting the fact that I could love someone so soon and so deeply.  We spent a lot of time together and really started getting to know each other.  I was supposed to report back to my duty station which was in another state than his duty station.  Some very strong feelings that I had to really pray about, came into my mind.  I could potentially try and change my duty station to where his was, or go back to my original one.  Mind you I had nothing but a couple sets of cloths, my military uniforms and a couple dollars.  I'll admit I was scared.  I was about to move in with someone without ever knowing the area we would be moving was really like, I had no family or friends there, no car, no job, nothing.  When you read through this some might think I was crazy.  But I can tell you that it was the best decision I've ever made in my life!!  Even though it was difficult to get everything situated from out of state, we figured it out.  My life changed for the better (much better) and I felt like I had a new lease on life!  To this day, I thank God for allowing my husband's and my paths to cross.  We were from two different states, and some how ended up in the same schooling, and the same training class.  He is the most amazing man I have ever met and is the best father to our little dude!  Sometimes in life we have to take that leap of faith.  Even though it may be so far out of our comfort zones, it's like jumping into the middle of the ocean without a life vest on, but having that faith in God and trusting in him, can be one of the most liberating and freeing feelings ever!  I am so happy, relieved, blessed, and thankful that I made the choices I made.


Monday, February 29, 2016

Being And Finding Yourself

I originally started this blog back in 2013, not really knowing what I wanted my niche to be.  It took me awhile of going back and forth on even having a blog.  It definitely takes time to build and learn about all the in's and out's.  Well over the last couple of years I've had a lot of time to think and figure all of this out.  You see, one of the topics that really bothered me about blogs in the first place, was that anyone can make their life look great online.  Not to many people are real.  And I'm about as real as they come, so trying to "fit in" in the blogging community, I was finding it to be kind of difficult.  I always thought about what I've heard others say, "do something you enjoy."  Well I love being a stay at home mom, and I want to keep it that way.  But as I'm sure a lot of stay at home mom's run into at some point or another, is they kind of loose who they are, which happened to me.  I also love writing about topics I'm passionate about and hearing back from others.  You know, that sense of community that is getting lost with social media.  So the husband and I have had a lot go on in our lives since we've met back in 2011, and I've decided to blog about it.  We've been through some experiences  that we had a hard time finding others that had gone through as well.  So I'm hoping having my writings out there on the world wide web will help someone some day! Follow my blog with Bloglovin