There’s A Light At The End Of The Tunnel

I talked to someone today who asked me if my husband would make the military his career. I told her we weren’t sure yet but we have definitely been considering it. Next we moved on to talking about Rhett and she asked me if we wanted to have more children. I told her we did, that I looked forward to having a couple more…when the time is right. What she said to me next left me feeling frustrated and hurt and I don’t want anyone else to ever let someone make them feel that way.

She told me that if I thought my husband deploying when we have one child is hard, think about how impossible it’s going to be when we have more. She said that I probably wouldn’t be able to handle it and that if my husband was going to keep deploying we might not want our family to keep growing.

If I could go back what I would like to say to her is this: Continue reading

It’s Been A While

And WOW is that an understatement.

I’m going to take a quick moment to be very honest and say that motherhood is one of the most challenging things I have ever done. There has been nothing else in life that has required me to be so selfless and unfalteringly loving as taking care of my sweet (depending on the day) baby.

If I had not had previous experience with infants I don’t know that I could have handed our son. To say he has been a challenge is on some days an understatement. Just yesterday I ran into my neighbors who told me they could hear him sometimes…and I know they didn’t mean laughing. Rhett and I have had our fair share of ups and downs of the last 3 1/2 months and we are barely getting on a good schedule over the last week or two. We’ve gone through fussiness, extreme tummy troubles, acid reflux, and unending sleepless nights. I’ve also laughed at his goofy smiles, his hilarious shrieks, his fascination with himself in the mirror, and his undying love for our kitchen ceiling fan. Continue reading