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?