Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Getting life organized again...
Well after taking a break from blogging about my life I decided I needed to do it again to have that outlet and also to keep me on track. It seems for me, when something new pops up into my life (such as getting orders) I just let it take over. When we found out we were moving I knew it was coming but it was still such a shock. I think if we would have kept moving like a normal military family it would be much easier. Being here 10 years, it is like we just started to find our groove here and we love our house.
That being said, I was thinking how great it was that God allowed me to have my family close when I needed them most. Who would have known that Chad would be deploying from here every 6 years straight, and in that time having a child all to lose it. I am so thankful that God does love us enough to put people in our lives that can help us overcome things.
After living in Montana for 4 years, I was so anxious to come home. I thought in the back of my mind, "Well, if I could see DJ graduate and Heather get married that would be great". Well, god allowed me to do even more then that with giving us 10 years here. Compared to most military families I have alot to be thanful for.
Now I truly believe that God has a purpose for us moving to Scott. I think he is saying, "It is time for a change". Maybe we need to slow down a little. I think God knows that I am "okay" now with moving. If we would have got these orders 2 years ago after losing Chase it probably would be alot harder saying goodbye. I know it would have been.
I also thank God that I have been able to meet a wonderful friend before I even move there... my friend Maggie. I think he knew I needed that too! We met last year because we adopted from the same agency, now I will be living 20 minutes from here. How ironic is that? The other ironic thing is that she is from Allentown, PA 20 minutes from where I lived - so we have that in common as well. I also have met many friends through an online community just for Scott Air Force Base wives... what a great thing the internet is. Also, the community out there is just great for families.
Taylors school is going to be such a blessing for her, I can tell already. I have heard alot of good things about it. I often wondered if sending her to Christian school if she was really learning "deeper meaning things"... and lately she just surprises me with what she says. She was talking about heaven again the other day, it is just something to hear. Just makes my heart smile. It is amazing how deep kids are and you really don't even know it. It makes me think to myself, "I really need to watch what I say and do"... I am sure you know the feeling.
I know people probably don't believe in these sort of things. But I do. I believe that God has a purpose and plan for our lives. Now, I am trying to get focused on getting healthy again. I had started weight watchers only to fall off the band wagon when this news game down about moving. That is my problem, when stress arises a fall for food.
So here I am, back on weight watchers again. Today, I had a yummy slim fast shake (haha) and a turkey dog and pickles... yummy. But actually it does make me feel better to think about what I am putting into my body. So tonight this is what I am making... hopefully it will taste good! I will take a picture when done!
CHILI PORK CHOPS
Serving Size : 6
2 cup onions -- chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup water
3/4 cup ketchup
1 teaspoon chili powder
6 bone-in pork center rib chops
Salt and pepper -- to taste
1. Cook onions in oil until pale brown. Add garlic, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, water ketchup and salt and pepper. Cover and simmer the sauce for 10 minutes. 2. Arrange pork chops in crock pot, then pour sauce over the chops. Cover and cook on LOW 6-7 hours.