Good Morning; Dh got word that he has a job until Sept 1 and maybe beyond. Before, June 1 was the deadline. he was in a good mood yesterday for the first time in two weeks. DS is still trying to figure out the paperwork but does not want mommie involved. He just seems so overwhelmed but does not like asking for help. He has always been like this. This one has to learn the hard way which may have serious consequences this time. I also think he is mourning the end of his career in the Army and the lack of fitness of his body. He is not the extrovert that his sister is. My DH is already found out errors in his paperwork which he has been given wrong information. I just pray he lets me in to help. My biggest worry is that he will not ask for help and it will delay his benefits for many months and we will be supporting him again. This is not far from the truth may soldiers get out and are left hanging. I am back eating well and hope to get my exercise in - I have a repairman now in the house. Have a good day and thank you for the support.
Good afternoon; I did not know what to write about my family anxiety attacks. I get tired of writing about them. My DS has been give paperwork - lots of forms and questionnaires about leaving the Army. He calls me up and reads them over the phone. Some of the questions are ridiculous - DS is adopted so they want to know if he has any blood relatives. Stuff like this bothers my son b/c we have tried to do a search and to no avail. There is a whole form that some put "no" on all the answers and gave it to my DS. He reads me the form - the no answer does seem like the right answer. I told my DS I will come up and be his battle buddy and work through all of this with him just say the word. He does not want "mommy" up there. I told him I am not your mother but your battle buddy. He is afraid what the other solders will think. His unit is back from Afghanistan. They are saying "hey - we left you were big and strong and now you are disabled. " i told him to ignore these jerks. Dh is getting support from some executive to stay through out the year - will know more by the end of this month. My DH is putting all his eggs into one basket and I am just praying that he gets what he wants. I am from the old school to always be prepared for the worst. I am worn out from my family again. they drain me with all the phone calls and the support they both need.
Good Morning; Got a call from DS - he sounded happy. He says he is feeling much better and has hope for a full recovery. I have to say he has gotten support from the Army and I thank God for their support. DD called, sent more photos which I will add to my page. Baby doing very well - now 3 months. She has quite a happy personality. Her daddy bought her a T-shirt - small and sassy. She takes after my daughter. DH is up now checking the water around our house- we have very low pressure. Never ending with maintenance of a home. I am working my program which is portion control and exercise. I am losing inches. I have lost a size already. I just take one day at a time. With much stress lately, I am very fortunate that I see progress at all. I am grateful for what I receive. Have a wonderful day! Get some exercise in today!!
Good Morning; I have told my kids for years. You need to be humble and grateful for what you have. there are so many people in this world with less resources and in worst situations. I received an email where a family member just had brain surgery and has much recovery to happen. Yesterday I spent the afternoon with a neighbor who I have not seen eye to eye on many issues. She told me her DH is able to retire. He wants to travel. She is very afraid. she is in her sixties and is afraid to enjoy life. I am grateful that I like adventure and am excited to do things. Her life is very different than mine. She wants grand children badly and her children have no interest in this any time soon. She seems so lonely and I know if she got out more she would enjoy things and have a more interesting conversations. She wants to see photos of Adrienne all the time. I have always said bc of my uncertain childhood; I do not fear unknown situations. I am carefully but I say a prayer and then go forward. The way I feel if you do not experience life, you can live a life looks out a window onto life as it goes by. have a good day!!
Good Morning; As all of you know I have been in much stress, this amount can affect you physically as well as mentally. Yesterday I gave myself a spa day. I gave myself a nice spa bath, facial and dyed my hair in my home. All of this was done with lovely music and I feel great today. I also did something that I have not done- I did my exercise on the treadmill barefoot. My feet are a little sore but I want to strengthen my feet. My DS told me that if you want to strengthen your feet exercise barefoot. I am very peaceful this morning. Life is good! Look into the mirror and say " I love myself unconditionally." Have a good day!! Get some exercise in today!!