Saturday, October 20, 2012

Sunday Gratitude Link Up #1

Today is the first Sunday Gratitude Link Up. I hope you have come to link up your gratitude, reflection, or other positive post. The link up is open until Wednesday.

Guidelines for Sunday Gratitude Journal Link Up:

Post your gratitude post URL

Link back to this blog in your post. Grab the Adventures of a Semper Fi Family button or use a text link.

Visit a blog or two and encourage them to continue posting their gratitude.

I hope you will join me!

This week I am grateful for shared experiences. There is something comforting about knowing someone has been through a similar experience and their willingness to share. I have been struggling with deployment this week and the feedback I received from other military spouses has given me hope. It was such a comfort to have the reassurance that deployment is difficult and it's not all happy days. And even when things are going well, a bad day can slip itself in to catch you off guard.

I am grateful I pushed myself out of my comfort zone. We were invited to a birthday party this weekend. With my husband, I enjoy a birthday party, holidays, and other celebrations. But when he is on deployment, I get super emotional. It makes me miss him more. It's just something weird for me. After a rough week, I knew it was time to get out of the house and be with happy people. It was a good choice. We overstayed our welcome, enjoyed a fun group of people, and laughed a lot. It was a good thing.

I am grateful for a supportive husband. He reads this blog from the ship, which I love. When I started this blog it was meant to be an outlet. Now it's a way for him to stay connected with pictures and daily things I forgot to email. And he is very encouraging about it.

I am grateful my kids love family night. I didn't know if I was forcing them to participate or they were willing. Lately, they have made it known Friday night is family night. I think that is pretty cool.  

I am grateful for peppermint tea. It's my new stress reliever. Forget wine! What?!? Did I just say that? 



  1. Sounds like you are utilizing good avenues for support. Glad to hear that.

  2. thanks for the visit today!! im glad you did. your blog is cute, and this is a good linky! im gonna follow now so i can link up next week and visit again!

  3. That's really cool that your husband is able to read your blog and keep up with what y'all are doing. I wish we had had that ability when my husband was active duty.

  4. Wonderful things to be thankful for! THe blog is s great way to get deployed husbands informed for sure. I am glad he is able to read it!

  5. All linked up! Thanks for hosting :) And, great use for your blog!

  6. Thanks for the visit on my blog! :)

  7. Hey girlie! I linked up a little late, but hopefully I'll be earlier next week. Thanks for stopping by my blog. :-)

  8. That's a great list to be grateful for!

  9. Great list of things to be thankful for! I love family game nights! We are big fans of dominos here! That is great that your husband is able to read your blog from the ship. A wonderful way for him to see what you guys are up to!

  10. Thank you all for stooping by, sharing comments, and linking up. I had a greater response than I imagined. I hope you join me again. Every Sunday sharing gratitude!