Tuesday, August 12, 2008


"PEACEMAKERS" "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God" Matthew 5:9

This bible verse was sent to me today from a dear friend and when I read it, it gave me chills as it was 1 of 3 verses my Dad had written with his obituary.

We were talking of Kristi and how scared I am for her and how she dropped on me yesterday that she really signed up for 8...YES EIGHT YEARS!!!! Not 6, like she originally told me.

I am hanging in there and I got to thinking in the past few days....a couple things of why I am taking this so hard.....

#1.....I know, from the root of my being, how terrible it feels, and what it does to your heart and mind, to be STUCK, in a place, where you have NO OUT. No, options, feeling cornered, feeling helpless with your situation. I don't ever want her to be in that place and I am concerned about 8 years of a commitment to the military for her.

#2......At least with my cancer, I COULD DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!!!! With Kristi being 18, not really realizing what she is getting herself into, me being a military wife for 12 years (and being intimidated by the whole thing in the first several years....and I was only the wife...I wasn't even enlisted...LOL), there is nothing I can do, not now, not later, not ever. I just feel so helpless.

Believe it or not, I was able to get 2 coats of RED PAINT on my front door of my shop, yesterday....it's all I got done. My get up and go, has gone up and went with this whole thing.....THIS TOO, SHALL PASS.....and I will accept it alittle more everyday.

Kristi will be there for 5 months and I plan on driving down to see her (this will be after basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina). IF SO, I would love to meet for coffee, tea or food!!!!
MAKE IT A GREAT DAY TODAY......the girls will all be here tonight and plan on spending the night....I know we will be up late eating food, laughing and talking...


(PS.....I have added the pretty graphics below....please feel free to take them)




Susan said...

Amy, I know this is hard for you. I'd be scared, too. I'll pray for you and kristi.

I hope this war ends and she doesn't have to go there.

The Urban Chic said...

Amy, I will pray for Kristi at all times along with the other troops. Do like my cousin and friend---don't watch the news. I am having a Birthday giveaway this Friday, so come join in and spread the word. I only have 3 people so far and there are some great things for altering. Love Ya, Pat

Judy said...

Hi sweet Amy. Have a wondeful evening with your girls.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Amy, I know it pains your heart with what is going on. I completely understand. We raise our children and then give them wings to fly. I pray that she made the right decision. I have a blog friend, Patricia, who lives in San Antonio. Email me and I will do a CC email to her and you to introduce you. You may already know her though.

hugs to you,

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh Amy, I hope the time passes quickly for your daughter. I'm also praying we have an end to this war so that all of our troops can come home soon and then Kristi won't have to go. Hugs and Love.

Counting Your Blessings said...

Oh Amy I'm in it with you. My son will be 18 in February (going into his senior year of highschool right now) and is already looking at apartments, says he's moving out as soon as he's 18. The Marines called a little while back. He's not signed up yet but I don't really know his plans right now. UGH!

About Texas... Steve and I are going to the Marburger show end of Sept and beginning of Oct. We'll be in Austin. If you happen to be there are then, maybe we can get together. Funny... we're only a few hours drive away from each other but we have to go to Texas to see one another. Blessings.. Polly

Idaho Quilter said...

I know how scary this is for you, when my daughter came home and told me joined the marines, I was scared to death. And that was in peace time. God bless you and God bless your daughter for her service to our country..

Anonymous said...

I know just how you feel. When my daughter was thinking of joining the reserves, I kept telling her if she really wanted to be trapped and owned, because that's how she would feel if she didn't like it.

And, at this young of an age, I don't think they really understand what it's like to be in a war zone.

But, we finally reach a point where we have to let them do what they will, since we don't have any control any longer. That's the hard part of being a parent. It's easy when you can just say no.

God bless Kristi and may everything work out to her highest good.