Sunday, April 6, 2008

A Little Down Time....

What a week! And the one to follow will not get any better....

I have never been one to share all of my personal life on here, but I have shared enough that many of you know that I am married to an Army Man. Well, in this day and age, that means time spent over-seas, apart from family. Almost every military family has their turn (many more than once), and we are not unique. So my dear Soldier is getting ready to leave for a second time (this time for 15 months), In fact, he has been getting ready since we moved here to Upstate New York over the Holidays. The departure day is getting close and he will have the next few weeks off to spend with us...

And I am taking the next few weeks off to spend with him....

You'll probably see a post or two, and I will still be visiting all of my favorite blogs (if we were attached at the hip 24/7, we would probably kill each other-lol!) but I will not be painting and I think the Etsy shop will close down and re-open at the end of April....

I'm sure you all understand....






13 comments:

Angela said...

Thank you BOTH for your sacrifice. And I honestly mean that.
God bless him and bring him home safe.

Lisa B. said...

I hope you enjoy your precious time with your husband. I can't imagine what the two of you are going thru spending soooo long apart. I'm so sad we live in a war filled world. I hope your husband returns home safe and sound and sooner than expected.

Janna~Country Creek Creations said...

Hi Steph~
Hugs to you & hubby. Thank you so much for your committment & bravery. May he travel quickly & safely & come home soon. You will be in thoughts & prayers. If you need anything at all...just holler. Enjoy your family time together. We will all be here for ya when you get back. Take Care friend. Hugs! ♥

jthom03 / Jan Thomason / thomranch@hctc.net said...

It's because of men and women like your husband that we live in a free world - the U.S.
Thank him for me, for all of us -

Have a really good time these next few weeks - let the house go, focus on what's important -

And thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your comment about louisianna - I'm not finished with Shreveport yet - i have one more post and some incredible photos to go with it - check back in a week or so:)

xoxo, jan

The Vintage Sister Studio said...

Enjoy your time with hubby! I've been thinking about you these past few days and I don't know how you do it. I second the above comment. I thank your family for your sacrifice.
Tracy

Steph said...

Well, thank you all...as a military family, it is just something we deal with, as you all would if the one you love was a soldier. We are enjoying the wonderful family time and some truly gorgeous spring weather....can't really ask for much more....

Grama's Gourds and Primitives : Linda Akin said...

Awe Steph I feel your pain...My hubby leaves in Aug or Sept. You never know they let ya know at the last minute. God Bless him and keep him safe. I will add you both to my list of prayers. Stay strong you don't stand alone.

Linda

Grama's Gourds and Primitives : Linda Akin said...

Steph,
I feel ya...My hubby leaves Aug or Sept we still don't know exactly when...May God Bless you both and keep you safe. I will add yall to my list of prayers...

Becky said...

Being a military wife myself I understand all too well. I will be praying for you and your husband. I know it is never easy when they leave. You can email me any time. I will be here if you need a friend.
Hugs and Love
becky

Stacey said...

A big Thank You and prayers. Having grown up in the Military and having family still serving I know just how difficult it is. Freedom is not free and we must keep everyone serving our country in our hearts and prayers. It is times like these that we remember what is most important in life and just how lucky we are.

Godspeed

michelle said...

Go have a wonderful time and make great memories! Don't worry, we'll be here when you come back!

Lisa B. said...

Hey Steph,
It was good to see your comment on my bling post. I hope you've been enjoying your time with your hubby. I love your new banner and layout. I've been carrying on with your Monkey in the middle Mondays while you've been gone. I didn't use your "logo" 'cause I wasn't sure if that was ok with you and I didn't want to both you to ask. So whenever you get back in full swing you can let me know. I've been getting ready for an antique show at the end of this month and it has helped to keep me working on things. Blah, blah, blah. I sure do rattle on. Oh, well...thanks again.

Prim and Proper Folks said...

Steph, thank you to you and your hubs for your sacrifice. I'm happy you are spending time together before he ships out. Know that I will be keeping you and your family in my prayers. Hugs-S