Posts Tagged: Donnie

The Longest Night

7Aug2016 Filed under: blah-blah-blog

Exactly one month ago, at this hour, this was my view: I posted it on my social media and called it “The Longest Night” because it absolutely was. Longer than a night of labor. Longer than all those nights with a screaming newborn at the breast. Longer than nights spent comforting a feverish child. Sitting… Read more »

What I Didn’t Know About Uganda

12Oct2015 Filed under: blah-blah-blog

You’re not supposed to live in American abundance and miss a third-world country, are you? But oh, Uganda–how I miss you. If you followed our 2014 journey there to adopt our daughter, Violet, you’re probably snickering because you still remember all my whining and bellyaching over how homesick I was. No doubt, I experienced moments… Read more »

TBT: March 2003

19Mar2015 Filed under: blah-blah-blog

I found these photos in a box tonight. They were taken almost exactly 12 years ago, at Fort Stewart, Ga. Donnie’s Army National Guard unit had been activated for deployment. For eleven weeks, we spent our weeks apart, then on weekends, drove four hours back and forth between our home and this base. Donnie had… Read more »

Stealing Away

15Jul2014 Filed under: blah-blah-blog

Well, at least, trying to steal away…. I forgot to pick up mayo at the grocery store yesterday afternoon. The hubs and eldest boy need it for their sandwiches for lunch tomorrow. The reason I forgot to get the mayo yesterday is that I had my sister, my daughter and my youngest son with me… Read more »

In Father’s Hands

16Jun2013 Filed under: blah-blah-blog

This is one of my all-time favorite pictures of my husband. Zach was just a couple of days old, and as you can see, a tiny little peanut. He’d been born almost a month early, and weighed just a smidge over 6 pounds in this photo. Newborn clothes swallowed him whole; even the preemie sizes… Read more »