I Love My Soldier: An amazing quote!!

Jason was activated 01/31/2005
His deployment ended
and he returned home 05/13/2006
(a very long 15 1/2 months)


Thursday, March 30, 2006

An amazing quote!!

"Be kinder than necessary,
for everyone you meet
is fighting some kind of battle..."

- Kit Chapmon.

Isn't this an amazing quote? Have you ever been offended by someone because they didn't speak to you when you saw them, or they seemed distant lately, or you had not heard from them in a while.. I know I have. I also know people have probably felt the same way about me at times. Sometimes I get so caught up in what is going on in my life and having to handle everything on my own, the kids, the house, my emotional state of missing my husband...that I have pulled away from people and basically disappeared. I hope no one takes offense in it (because it is nothing personal). I don't want to make it sound like my life is the most difficult thing ever, because I know many people have more trials and struggles than I do...but I do have it really hard at times.

However... I have an amazing husband who loves me, amazing children who bless my life daily, and a Lord that will take my burdens from me, so that I can be the person I am called to be.

ok.. I gotta get back to work..

Love ya!!


At 9:50 AM, Blogger Sandra said...

I so understand what you mean. When husband gets deployed I too end up becoming a bit of a recluse. Not really by choice though but I get caught up trying to deal with everything, it's not easy. You're mom and dad to the kids and you have to become the one doing everything. With me it just seems that everything breaks, or stops working or whatever when he is gone, it's frustrating LOL

Just hang in there, and do what you gotta do. I'm sure people will understand, but also remember that at times you need extra help and it's ok to ask :)

God Bless,

At 10:40 AM, Blogger Courtney said...

Oh my gosh too scary....everyone here calls constantly asking whats wrong with me & if I'm ok. Anymore unless the # is that funny long distance # meaning Matt!! I don't even bother. I have noticed lately I have shut out alot of people that I shouldn't have. Thanks for the quote maybe I needed that!

At 11:57 AM, Blogger no_average_girl said...

that is a great quote, girl! thanks for sharing!

At 12:17 PM, Blogger mommy to four j's said...

Your blog is so fun and pretty. I love all of the pink and flowers. I am praying for you and your hubby to be home soon. blessings your way very soon.

At 1:26 PM, Anonymous Kellie said...

Oh girl! You just look so HOTT! I read your blog all the time and was so upset when you took your break. I'm really glad you're back. I have never left a comment before, but those pics are just AWESOME! I've gotta ask have you ever considered participating in a "Mrs." pageant? I think I have heard that Alabama has one. You would SOOOO make the Top 10, and probably win it all.

At 7:59 PM, Blogger no_average_girl said...

you've been tagged, my dear friend!

oh, and i agree with kellie - you should look at getting into a "mrs." pageant!!! :-)

At 10:36 PM, Blogger ~*~ Deanne ~*~ said...

OHHH.. You are just too sweet. Actually I have thought about it.. and people have told me that before. A friend of mine named Andria won one of the MRS. pageants for Alabama, and she went on to get in the top 10 in the national pageant. She sent me the paper work the year after she won saying I should be in it.... However I never did anything with it. Hmmm that would be fun.. :-)

At 8:57 AM, Blogger Miss Tresninos said...

Great quote. I get so annoyed by people who think that everyone in the grocery store owes them a smile. Our second son had a birth defect which was prediagnosed. It is often fatal so we lived with that for months while waiting for his birth. I could hardly stand to go to the store fearing that someone would ask me when I was due and I'd break down in tears right there in public. I try to always remember this when I'm out and offer people a smile in case they need one but try not to be offended when they do not return it or even look me in the eyes.

At 3:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate when people assume that just because anothors situation appears better then your own they themselves are not also struggling. Everyone faces hardships, they are all different but to that person they are the same. Everyone has their own battles to face if you remember that in turn you will realize you are not alone and you can rise above any hardship in life.

At 5:55 PM, Blogger ~*~ Deanne ~*~ said...

Dear Anonymous.. whose comment are you referring to.. OR are you referring to MY post?

******The quote I mentioned was posted to mearly remind people to be NICE to others because you NEVER know what they are going through.******

I also stated it to let people know that if I ever seemed distant at times it was because I have been going through things and it was nothing personal against them.

I NEVER said (or assumed) others were not struggling with their own battles!!!!!!

I also KNOW Im NOT ALONE.. as my heavenly father is always with me.


ps. You dont have to be Anonymous.. you can always put your name!! :-)

At 3:12 AM, Anonymous Traci said...

I just happened to come across your page when I was looking for Missing My Soldier quotes. :p
My husband has been deployed for a month now and I have become distant with my friends. I just want time to myself and my son.
None of them are military wives so they just do NOT understand. Its nice to know that I am not the only one who is like this.

At 7:37 AM, Anonymous Samantha said...

my soldier and i met about 5 months ago. i am so in love and i just found out he leaves for iraq in a little over a month. its his third tour so he's excited while i stay here and wait for our child to be born. I'm only 18 and i have chosen a life of military style because i fell in love with the sexi guy in acu's. how am i supposed to raise our child n keep our apartment clean and deal with life while i'm terrified i might lose him while he's over there. please help me cope with this.

At 4:30 PM, Blogger Infamous [Levin]TaTToo said...

I too.. fell in love with a soldier shortly before his first tour. I had a son at the time.. and then became pregnant with our daughter. I soon married him... moved to Fort Bragg where I knew NO ONE.. I know how you feel/felt. I was TERRIFIED! How can one take on so much while dealing with so much emoiton? But.. I then realized.. a love so strong can endure ANYTHING! Military life as opened my eyes to many things Ive never noticed before. :) Congratz on a happy family and your amazing love. If you ever feel the need to talk to another military wife... feel free. my AIM is MrsLevin777 and my email is RikkiTattoo@hotmail.com.

At 1:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey =]
i came across your blog and its speaking thousands to me as my husband will be deploying to iraq feb 7.
im not sure how much youre on here. but sometime i would love to talk to you.
i have an email address, its rachelsmiles@live.com or a myspace which is myspace.com/0rachelsmiles0

i'd love to talk to you and get more insight on how you dealt with your husband being gone. thanks so much.


At 8:42 PM, Anonymous Brittany said...

Wow.. I really like that comment.. I as well am dealing with a 2nd deployment, which my husband is stp lossed, so if things go well it will be over with after this term. his 1st deployment was 15 months which was right after w had our daughter. and then 1 year after he came home from there he went back for another 12 months. We are about 5months into deployment and somedays it is soo hard. Especially with our daughter asking when daddy will be home and always stating that daddy works all the time.. It never gets easier but the phone calls and emails cheer me up everytime! Just everyone who is going through this hard time remember we all have wonderful men who arewilling to give up time with their families to fight for our freedom and we are all wonderful for giving up our husbands for our country! Everyone hang in there and it will be over before you know it!


At 9:50 PM, Anonymous jodi said...

This is a beautiful quote...i found ur page when i was searching for quotes. I am in the military, and married my husband right before he had to deploy...Its been six months...and it feels like its taking forever. Your page is really beautiful and gave me inspiration with him being gone...thanks. we have six months till he comes home, but it feels like the time seems to slow down week by week. thanks for the inspiration.

At 2:42 PM, Anonymous Sammie Lynn said...

Your blog page has inspired me. It is nice to hear the good times, but the ugly truth of the hard times as well, of being a military wife. I am not a wife, just yet, but it is still hard at home when he’s deployed with no one to relate to about my worries and such. I have been dating my boyfriend for just less than 4 years and it has been just over a year since he joined the military. He is currently deployed. Your page has me considering making my own blog, not only for while he is gone but also for keeping in touch with those at home for while him and I are moving around. At any rate, thank you. Thank your husband for his service and thank you for your endless love and support for him and our Country.

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At 10:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, My name is Jen I am new to the military relationship thing my future husband is stationed in Texas while I live in PA. I miss him more and more everyday. He has 2 and 1/2 yrs left even tho we will bw married soon how do I handle the fact that he can be deployed again. I am very proud of him and tell him that every day and will stand beside him, but how will I deal with the fear?

At 11:31 PM, Anonymous Jenna said...

Hey! im jenna, and everytime i search a quote, it brings me to your page so this time I felt like it was ment to me to read a lot more than i normally do.
My fiance and i are eloping in July 2011(wedding is in 2013 after deployment)and Im moving out with him to colorado in august. His deployment date has been moved up 3 times in the past 6 months so I'm excited to get a couple months with him before he deploys..i guess i just want to tell you ladies thank you for sticking together. It's amazing to havesome type of support group and it is like non other when it comes to a military family (wives, gfs, etc)..I aprreciate this page. I appreciate all of you who are strong for your soldier and your family. Keep it together. It's all worth it. every day has a purpose...thanks again (of and if you dont have skype...GET IT! lol its amazing!!)


At 12:34 AM, Anonymous Dahlian Clewien said...

I've read a few of the things you've posted and they're so inspiring! It's very true, everyone we meet is facing a battle of their own. I'm seventeen years old and my dad is currently in Afghanistan. He left last May and just left from his R&R two days ago. I always have thought of my mom as a strong woman but I never truly understood what she went through each and everyday until my boyfriend went to Afghanistan. My boyfriend and dad should both be home in two months. (YAY!) I just wanted to say thank you for raising awareness about military spouses and for spreading the love. <3


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