Sunday, March 6, 2011
I know I haven't been keeping up with this blog like I should. Some very unhappy things have happened in my life lately. The hardest one is that Doug left. I know that the news is going to get out anyway might as well hear it from me. I live in a small town. I know there are a few of you out there that this will totally come as a shock. Send me your number and I'll explain everything. For now this is all anyone needs to know. I'm more scared now than I have ever been in my entire life. I've never been in this place of so much uncertainity. There are days that all I want to do is just stay in bed and cry. i've never felt so kicked around, sucker punched and damaged. I know I have an amazing support system most of those are 4,000 miles away and I feel that. I know I'm not alone, but at times it feels like it. I thought I had my life pretty much mapped out for me. Stay in the military, raise my family, and sit on my front porch with my husband and turn old. Now life has thrown that good ole curve ball and now I'm not so sure. I know I've made mistakes in my life, I've fallen down really hard, questioned God and wondered if he was still there, and I've been so ready just to give up lately. Fortunately I have two small reminders that my life is worth living that eventhough things look really bleak they are the little lights in my life and I need to cling to that for dear life. I've hated myself and questioned who I am. I am a mother, a child of God, still a wife, a daughter, a daughter-in-law, a sister-in-law, a grand-daughter, great-grand-daughter, an aunt, niece, sister, and a member of the greatest service on earth. I have a family that loves me despite all my faults and would do absolutely anything for me even some pretty extreme things. I love them for that. They have been there for me through the last few weeks of tears and pain. Miles may separate us but we've got phones, facebook, and lots of prayers. They lift me up, make me smile and laugh, and keep me focused on the most important people in my life: Paige Jasdelynn Beckham and Clay Riley Beckham. I know in the days ahead I will have okay days, hard days full of pain, lots and lots of tears, and maybe someday, though I can't even see it now one day I will be just fine again. This is just life and it sucks sometimes, but you can either sit around and feel sorry for yourself (which I've done a lot of) or you can dust yourself off get up and take a swing right back a life roll with the punches and learn to duck next time. My life has done a total 180 I've decided that it is time to change my job. Not getting out of the military just making it better for my kids and me. I've got to get a lot of school done to accomplish my new vision for my life and in the end I'll be an officer in the nursing field. I love caring for other people and want to be able to touch someones life. I'll probably be calling alot of you young people that are in college namely my little brother and hopefully get some help. I've got three years to accomplish this goal and I'm going to need all the help I can get. Then hopefully I'll be on my way back to Oklahoma to finish my schooling at the greatest university on the face of the earth OU. So there it the nitty gritty truth about my life why I've got tons of lemons and lots of lemonade to make. Life just happened!!
Thursday, February 3, 2011
At last at last after many attempts to get Doug here (thank you mother nature) he will arrive on the 5th. I can't even begin to describe how excited I am. I feel like we haven't seen each other in years. I now have a deeper appreciation for all the single parents out there with multiple children. I don't know how they do it. I'm ready to fall apart, scream, and rip my hair off my head after just a few hours. Paige is pretty easy unless she is in a mood. My mom use to tell me I was having an attitiude Paige's can remain for days!!!!! Clay Riley is trying so hard to tell me what he wants, and if I guess wrong it could be a bad day. The two of them can be laughing, having fun, and keeping themselves entertained then it flips on a dime and all I hear is screaming, crying, and my head is about to explode. I have to remind Paige he is only 1 so many times a day. Then there is that whole privacy issue. I can't sit, go to the bathroom, take a shower, or pretty much anything without two kids premenantly attached to me. I haven't quite found a hiding place they can't find for five minutes of peace and quiet. So as you can imagine I'm very much ready for my other half to help me wrangle these two wild horses. It has made me more appreciative of my husband I never really realized how much he helped and how much I need him just to be my blocker at times too. He is an awesome and amzing Dad to these kids and they don't even know how lucky they are to have him in their lives. Yay Yay so happy!!! Boy am I blessed or what.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Had a pretty good birthday. I have decided this will be the last one I think 29 is a good year to stop aging. At my new office they bought me a cake and everyone in the entire section not just mine sang happy birthday. It was good and I was a wondeful shade of red. Paige gave me one of her fav stuffed animal and sang happy biirthday to me. I had to work so I celebratedn with the kids today. We got a ice cream and a Rainbow Brite cake from the commissary.We went and ate lunch at the bowling alley then ate cake and ice cream there.
Monday, December 27, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
So I've gotten way behind on this blog. Finding an internet connection and having the website work at the same time is almost impossible. We did go to London on Thanksgiving didn't get any pictures of the church didn't think it would be very proper taking pictures during a service. We made it to see Big Ben, the London Eye, (looks quite scary), and the aquarium. All three were amazing. I do have some pictures. That really took up a majority of our day. Paige was excited all the way there and glad to finally see Big Ben. We got our household goods on the 2nd of Dec just in time to get the tree up and start the unpacking process (still going). A few things were damaged just waiting to hear on them. The kids took pics in front of the tree with Clay Riley in a suit no coat, but adorable nonetheless. Paige is doing her trademark smile with the head tilt. Gotta love them. We have really settled into our house have gone to the movies and some restraunts close by. Tomorrow we are off to go ice skating. We got our presents sent back home in plenty of time and are anxious to see everyones face when they open them. Paige also had a Christmas play, but it takes forever to download the videos. I'll try to post them on facebook. I did make some butter crunch not quite the same they didn't have almond bark here. I had to use chocolate chips instead. Most everything for Christmas is here still looking for a box from the family and Paige's gift from mom and dad. Thank you to Doug and Janice for the wonderful Christmas card and the present. It was lovely. Heather you've got your hands full with that little cutie she is precious. We really really wanted to be home for Christmas, but.... things didn't work out that way. I've had a few moments, but am really looking forward to being with the kids and holdin them tight. LOVE YOU ALL!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!