Family/Motherhood/Military Life

What Being a Military Family Taught Me About the Holidays

Family Friday My husband missed our sons Birthday. He didn't get to see the kids in their Halloween costumes this year. He missed Thanksgiving. He will miss seeing the sparkle of our lights and their excited glowing faces on Christmas morning. We will ring in the New Year without him. The list goes on and on....special… Continue reading What Being a Military Family Taught Me About the Holidays

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When God Needs Your Attention at 5am

My sweet blogging friends at A Fractured Faith wrote about "why do you get out of bed in the morning?" To quote them, "Some mornings both the flesh and the spirit are unwilling when it comes to rising and facing the daily grind. " This had me cracking up! It's soooooo true! I am one… Continue reading When God Needs Your Attention at 5am

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What I Learned Through Experiencing Loss: Using the Hard Times to Create Better Times

Flash. That's how the last few weeks have gone by. In a flash! You may have noticed, I have been MIA for the past 2 weeks. My father-in-law passed away and we traveled back to the mainland for the funeral and to be with family. Not only did this time fly by, it was also… Continue reading What I Learned Through Experiencing Loss: Using the Hard Times to Create Better Times

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Loss: A Tribute to My Father In-Law

Loss Loss I've been pretty blessed in my life. I have lived a life full of love and yet, I've never really experienced loss up until this point. My wonderful Father-in-Law went home to Jesus yesterday after an 18 month battle with Lung Cancer. It's still hard for me to say those words. It's hard… Continue reading Loss: A Tribute to My Father In-Law

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How This Over-busy Mom Made Time for Herself

Family Friday Rush, rush. Hurry, hurry.As a busy mom of 2 kids, I used to feel we were constantly running from one place to another with hardly a moment to catch our breath in between. I felt, if we weren't heading home FROM something, we were heading out the door TO something. I found myself… Continue reading How This Over-busy Mom Made Time for Herself

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How I Use The Power of Music to Maintain A Happy Home

Family Friday Music... Driving from our house to Waikiki today, the radio turns on to the mashup of 10,000 Reasons//What a Beautiful Name. Instantly, my kids (5 & 7) start singing along. It was so sweet to hear their little voices singing along word for word. I couldn't help but smile as I watched them… Continue reading How I Use The Power of Music to Maintain A Happy Home

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The Most Important Traits to Teach Your Kids

Family Friday If you could teach your kids one trait, what would it be? What values do you hope to instill in them? My son's school just started a program called The Six Pillars. The Six Pillars is a school-wide character education program that teaches students the importance of character, and also recognizes students displaying… Continue reading The Most Important Traits to Teach Your Kids