“There are not words big enough. There is not a hug strong enough. There is not a smile wide enough. All I can offer is thank you. You are my hero. You are in my thoughts. You are in my prayers. For all you’ve done, thank you.” – Author Unknown
I cannot begin to tell you how patriotic I am! I feel like I bleed red, white and blue. I love seeing our beautiful flag, blowing in the wind and take pictures of them frequently. I cry when I hear the National Anthem. Every. Single. Time. I’m not sure why. I don’t come from a huge line of men and women that have served, but there were enough to know that I most certainly appreciate all that do.
I have friends whose husbands’ have deployed and have shared their stories of how they were left alone to take care of their babies, and figure out how to pay the bills, and work, (because their husbands are under-paid) and run a household, ALL ALONE, for months at a time.
I’ve heard the horror stories of those who have come back from war. All the hate, and sorrow, death and ugly, living in the back of their tired minds, while trying to put on happy faces for friends and loved ones. And how extremely difficult it is to come back home, and have to be “normal”. Nightmares, depression and PTSD, are just a few of the affects of being in active battle. And they do it because most of them CHOSE to. For their Country.
As a civilian, I can only imagine how it must feel to wave your husband or wife off, while being left alone. I can only imagine what it is like to go off to fight for what you believe in, to fight people who wish to destroy our country. I can only imagine the pain of leaving loved ones, and the joy of coming home to them. I appreciate each and every single one of your. Mother’s, Father’s, Daughter’s, Sister’s, Brother’s, and precious children. Every single one of them! God Bless you!
I was born and raised in sunny, Southern California. I spent four years in the Phoenix area of Arizona from 1994-1998, where I met my husband. We got married on September 12th, 1998 and moved to San Marcos (north San Diego County) in June of 2003. My husband was in construction for many years and I spent 10 years in the mortgage industry. When my son was born 13 weeks premature in December of 2008 my whole world changed. I stepped out of the mortgage business and stayed home for as long as I could with my little boy.
I spent 2013 working my Silpada business and was able to make it to National Conference in Kansas City last summer. I had some ladies join my team last year and I've really enjoyed the closeness of my Silpada family! Silpada has allowed me to stay home and make some extra money on my own time and set my own hours. It has really been such a blessing. If you like great quality jewelry, please check out my website I'll be posting fun things here regarding Silpada from time to time. It really is great quality, (.925) sterling silver jewelry.
My little one turned 5 in December and he'll be starting school in the fall. Just this past May, I decided to get back to work and I am a part-time assistant to a very nice gentleman and Realtor named Peter Buehrle. I can tell that in the very short time I've been there that he is very good at what he does and is very well liked by his clients and his peers alike. I love my hours and I love being able to assist in helping people find their dream homes.
I also decided that I really want to do something I love; And that is write. Although I'm not sure people will want to read what I have to say, I decided to just go for it. I find it very soothing and therapeutic and I really hope people enjoy my posts.
Living life one day at a time,
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