October 31, 2008

Extra! Extra!

Well, Lucky's leg is broke in 2 places and dislocated. He has to spend the night at the vet's. I have cried like a baby. It's like all the tears from the months he was filling the Tyler void spilled out.

I went to Brittany and Timmy's tonight for their annual Halloween party. We kareoked and I have to admit, the good Christian fun took my mind off things. God is good like that. OH!! While at the party I got a call from St. Mary's about a job interview. Pray for me.

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Apologize

I just wanted to say sorry for not having graduation pics up yet. My brother' beagle stepped on Lucky and hurt his leg. He can't put weight on his left back leg and is barely eating. The vet didn't have anything until this afternoon, so I've been having to hold him since it happened Wednesday night. I'll post pics as soon as we get this all sorted.

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October 25, 2008

I'll Be Seeing You

Wow, God is good. I don't know how that can still surprise me, but sometimes it does.

Right after I posted from the road yesterday, we stopped to change at a reststop. A few miles later we pulled off to get gas. The Kroger was 2 miles from Interstate so we got back on. We stopped a few miles later at a Flying J. After dad paid, mom and I started looking at cookies. Dad got back in line and paid for the cookies. When we turned out of the gas station, dad went the wrong way. At the nearest place, we turned around.

Why do you care, you may ask? Because as we finally hot back on interstate, I saw a bus coming up the road! I immediately knew it was Tyler (my dad said bull). The bus passed us and another one pulled up behind us. I called Tyler, but he didn't answer. I told my parents he was asleep, which turned out to be right. We merged onto I-64 in Lexington and they did, too. They pulled off at a reststop in Winchester, so we followed. Sure enough, the bus stopped and out pour soldiers.

Then out comes MY soldier! I was SOOOOO happy! We chatted at the reststop for a few minutes. I asked him where they were stopping in WV. He found out from the busdriver that they would stop at exit 39, Teays Valley!!

We pulled out ahead of the bus and as we pulled off I-64 at Hal Greer, they were 5mi from WV (still in KY). Mom and dad drove me home, I got my car, and met Tyler in Teays Valley!!

Finally, after 2 days, we got some time alone! God knew how sad I was and, once again, took care of me. Had any number of little things been different, we never would have seen those buses and I would never have seen Tyler. God is good, all the time!


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October 24, 2008

Pomp & Circumstance

I just want to take a minute to thank all of you who came and helped make Tyler's graduation so special for him. I know his decision to join the military was a controvercial one, but you came to support him anyway. I'll update this thing once I get some of the pictures from my dad. Keep praying for Tyler. Pray for me too, that God makes this easier for me.

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October 19, 2008

Time

OK people.  It took forever for me to find out how to scan these maps.  The formatting sucks, but it's past my bedtime.  These are the details:

Thursday October 23:
10:00am-12:00pm  Family Orientation
                           Located in the Sadowski Field House on 
                           base.
                           Be there in plenty of time to go through the checkpoints.
                           You must have a valid government issued photo ID and 
                           valid vehicle registration.  Those under driving age don't 
                           need an ID.
                           Tyler has to be back at 2000. 
Friday October 24:
9:00am                 Tyler graduates in the Sadowski Field 
                            House.
                            All the same things apply as above.

October 16, 2008

I Swear

I promise the details for Tyler's graduation are coming by the end of the week. I ordered a new computer and am trying to figure everything out (I made the switch to a Mac).

Love and prayers.

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October 9, 2008

Tomorrow

Just a quick note before I hit the sack. I got a letter from the Department of the Army outlining what we'll need to know for Tyler's graduation. I'll post the details tomorrow.
Love and Prayers.

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October 5, 2008

Who Needs Pictures

The latest from Tyler is that he got named Platoon Guide (PG). This means he is in charge when the Drill Sergent (DS) is not around, and sometimes when he is. He was surprised because he has pretty much kept his head down. The DS called him to the front of the formation and slapped the rank on him. He says it was because he has excelled in training exercises such as shooting. He says those "city boys" have never even held a gun. My family thinks this is hilarious bacause even compared to me, he's city in our family.

I got an email today from a lady whose church hosted the soldiers at Fort Knox for Operation Appreciation. In the email were 2 pictures of Tyler. I'm not sure who the other guys are, but if I find out, I will post it. Here ya go:









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October 2, 2008

Baracuda

For those of you who don't already know, I'm obsessed with politics. I check the news all day everyday.

It also should be no secret that I am a big fan of McCain-Palin. My husband is a soldier, who else could I vote for? Obama, yeah right! Socialism is not my idea of how government should go in the US. It should be noted that Tyler asked me before he left if people were really voting for Obama. He simply couldn't believe it. We are talking a bit of politics I'm our letters and he says pretty much all of them are for McCain.

I bring all this up because I just watched the VP debates. Sarah Palin rocks. She's down to earth and yet somehow FAR above Joe Biden. Biden keeps saying I ride the train everyday (Amtrak by the way, $97 each way), yeah Joe, that's just like me. It's like we're BFF's...oh wait. Sarah Palin is a real person. 5 kids, 1 with special needs, 1 knocked up. Sounds pretty real to me.

BO=BS, he HOPES to CHANGE his mind until he gets elected.

Ok, I'll get off my soapbox for now.

Love and Prayers.

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