Regaining my calm

Saturday, July 07, 2012


What a couple of weeks!! First the wildfires, then my second son being diagnosed with autism and now, a move?!?

Thank you Army.

My husband is heading off to school for 6.5 months for an ASI to add to his MOS (basically a secondary job title to his current one) we've been preparing for this, I've just been stressed out because of everything I will have to deal with on my own for the months that he is away.

On Thursday we were told that he has come up on orders to Fort Drum in New York. It's upstate New York, closest town is Watertown.

Here's the rub. Fort Drum is 6 hours from my family. This is the closest Army base that we could get to be near my family! This is fantastic news, we haven't lived close to my family since we got married! I would love to be that near home to have my kids able to know my family etc.

The downside, the options for therapies for my kids are minimal. They exist but in Colorado Springs, we have HUGE options! In NY we won't. But I truly feel God's hand in this. I don't believe that the posting was arbitrary. We didn't request this, nor was Ft. Drum anywhere on our list!! I feel that God has a reason for bringing this posting to us and we are trusting Him with our future. If for any reason Fort Drum doesn't have the resources we need, I trust that God will close that door to us.

With all the upheaval, I have been very off kilter this week. I have hardly been eating, I haven't been exercising. I feel badly for letting my Rock It team down, but there will be no points from me this week. I'm definitely praying that I'll be back on track next week!!

So, that is the news from us, I have been truly losing my calm here, I've been stressed, short tempered and just over all very emotional (didn't help that it's TOM too lol!!) but like I said, God is still God.

We trust Him.
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    It sounds like you have your hands full ! The most important thing is to take care of your family. Hope the move goes well. The great thing about SP is that you can do it anywhere in the world !
    2705 days ago
    That is great, you will be closer to family emoticon I agree with XPHOENIX you need to take care of yourself so you can stay strong for your boys emoticon
    Take one day at a time...
    Don't worry so much about trying to get points for the team. Yes these challenges are here to help us to stay focused on our goals but we ourselves and our families should always come first...
    These challenges have helped me these past 3 months.. But I find it hard sometimes to find time to do some of the things that I need to do to get points.... I have 2 small children and my 4 yr old son is also autistic...So I just try my best and do what I can do for these challenges emoticon
    I hope you have a better week this week... Take Care emoticon
    2706 days ago
    I'm excited for you that you may be moving closer to family! I think that would be a huge help & support for you! Hope it works out for you!
    2706 days ago
    Your faith in the middle of this is truly amazing. God will work out things the way they are supposed to be.
    2706 days ago
    Don't worry about everyone else, hun. Worry about YOU, but please eat. Your body needs that fuel to keep you going through all of these changes. God definitely has a plan and you should go with it. Just try to be calm and handle things as they come, there's nothing else you can do, right? Trust in the fact that the Lord just wants you closer to your family and call it a day. I'm sure there will be therapy and such available for your kids! I have faith in it and you! :) Try to breathe.. take it one step at a time, that's all you can do, right? I'm here if you need me. XOXOXO
    2706 days ago
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