Deployment Soundtrack: American Honey

   American Honey

  Lady Antebellum, 2010

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Yesterday was awful. From start to finish, it was just awful.

I heard screaming coming from upstairs. Since it was bedtime, screaming is a "no go at this station."

Sweet girl came pounding downstairs in tears.“He pulled my hair,” was the tearful battle cry.

Deployment Soundtrack: Lullaby

Shawn Mullins, 1998
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Deployment Soundtrack: Georgia On My Mind

Georgia On My Mind

            Ray Charles

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I have written several times about my little sweet boy, but I haven't told you much about my other two children. My sweet girl celebrated her eighth birthday just the other day and I couldn't be prouder of her.

Deployment Soundtrack: I'm Still Standing

   I'm Still Standing

        Elton John, 1983

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I am sure that by now you can tell how my life is going by what I write. I think that is the point of this blog.

So it should be no surprise when I tell you that the last couple of weeks have been a chaotic mess! My saving grace is a sweet group of ladies that I can truly call my friends!

Deployment Soundtrack: Don't Stop Believin' 3.0

 Don’t Stop Believin’

            Journey, 1981

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My alarm went off at 4 a.m. That is an hour earlier than normal and it was Saturday.

There are so many things wrong with that last sentence, that I don’t even know where to begin. Today is the big day. I have trained. I have hydrated. Most importantly, I have picked out the perfect outfit.

Deployment Soundtrack: Drift Away

          Drift Away

        Uncle Kracker, 2002

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When my sweet friend, Allison, asked me to blog my way through this deployment, I thought, 'This is a year-long deployment! How will I ever figure out what to write every week? What is it that is going to get me through this deployment?'

Deployment Soundtrack: 100 Years

           100 Years

        Blues Traveler, 1990

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Last week I shared with you about taking a deep breath and starting over when you feel like things are getting to be too much. When we are under this amount of stress for this long it is difficult to get past hurt feelings.

Deployment Soundtrack: Wanna Be Startin' Something

     Wanna be Starting           Something

        Michael Jackson, 1982

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So we are almost half way through this deployment, which can only mean one thing ... the crazy is beginning to creep out. And for me, it seems to be bursting out of the door and jumping up and down on my front porch.

Deployment Soundtrack: Beautiful Boy

        Beautiful Boy         (Darling Boy)

        John Lennon , 1980

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Deployment Soundtrack: Waiting is the Hardest Part

        Waiting is the           Hardest Part

        Tom Petty and the       Heartbreakers , 1981

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My daughter asked me the question that every mom hates to answer during deployment: "Mom, when is our daddy coming home?"

That knife went straight into my heart and then she twisted it just a little! Ugh!


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