Hiking (with kids): • Seven Bridges, North Cheyanne Canyon Park • Columbine Trail, North Cheyanne Canyon Park • Mays Peak, North Cheyanne Canyon Park • North Catamount Reservoir • Palmer Park, Colorado Springs • Elevan Mile Canyon Recreation Area (National forest), Florissant • Red Rock Canyon Open Space • Garden of the Gods • Royal … More Fort Carson, Colorado Bucket List
As military spouses we have this great advantage when it comes to planning our post-military homes. We know what layouts we love and what we don’t. Laundry upstairs or down. Must haves and must-nots etc. as we dream of the house we might one day not have to move out of. But do we dream … More Military Life & the Gospel, part 3 – our temporary homes
As military spouses we can often fight bitterness when good friendships are cut short and that grief (which is real and valid) can leave us jaded and hesitant to build new friendships in the future. The good news of the gospel is that opening ourselves up to friendships in the body of Christ, though temporary … More Military Life & the Gospel, part 2 – friendships
The tension is REAL! You find out where you’re moving next and your brain starts to plan, your thoughts start to think through all that needs to happen and your heart wants to detach. How do you love, and leave a place, well?! Here’s a few tips: ▪️Stay committed to what you’re already doing! You … More How to say goodbye when moving on:
We’ve all been there… saying hi to the new neighbor, a new mom at the playground, or heaven forbid the spouse mandatory family day (😉). Ever struggle with what to say after you ask what duty station they just moved from? I got you! Here’s THREE open ended questions to help you bridge the gap … More Three of my favorite open ended questions!
Raise your hand if you’ve missed an appointment (or avoided making one) because you didn’t have childcare?! 🙋🏻♀️ ⁉️Did you know the Armed Services YMCA provides TWO hours of FREE childcare for medical appointments! 👋🏽 My most used service when we were at Fort Hood (which has a facility in the hospital and in town)! … More Armed Services YMCA Free Childcare
Church searching …it brings up different emotions for different people and I recognize that. I know it can be a tiring… trying different places each Sunday hoping to find the right community, friends, etc. That’s why we try and get a head start! None of these sites guarantee anything.. they’re just search engines 😅… and … More Finding a Church at Your New Duty Station
July 2018… headed to his first unit, newly pregnant, having no idea what the future would look like. Sooo many unknowns ahead. -Would we like Army life? -Would the cost / reward ratio be worth it? -Would he deploy or be gone a lot? -Would I make friends? -Would it be hard to have a … More Four things to pray when you’re nervous about the future.
This liturgy is a very personal poem / prayer I wrote as we said goodby to our church family in Texas. It was a special season… our first duty station, becoming parents (twice), the pandemic etc. But I share anyway in hopes that you can be encouraged by the glimpses that you relate to! 🖤 … More A liturgy for saying goodbye
And why it actually is! 4 months or 4 years. Both are long enough to avoid connections… both are long enough to make them! Do you tend to think “what’s the point?” When you think you’ll be at a duty station too short a time to make friends? Do you ever leave regretting not making … More “It’s not worth making friends here…”