Thursday, December 10, 2015

Ode to Maria

I believe I met Maria on our very first Sunday at Beale AFB Chapel where she served as an usher. As time went on, we studied together on Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings, and I was a volunteer as she headed up our monthly hospitality potlucks. Maria is a gem.

Today, she met us at Fam Camp and we went out for lunch. Maria hurt her knee in basic training - and though she just ran a 5k to show she COULD DO IT - the USAF has decided she needs to be honorably discharged. We know God has good plans for Maria. During her three years in the military she's managed to be promoted to SSgt and earn a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice.  She has many options open to her - and we're excited to see where God moves her..... yes, we plan on keeping in touch.  I have dreams of her buying a cute little trailer and meeting up somewhere down the road at a campground. ::snort::
I do not like "see ya laters" or GOODBYES - because I like to keep all my friends CLOSE....however..... all my friends are scattered and that makes for fun road trip possibilities. 

I was cooking dinner, Michael fell asleep, Stacia was busy in her bunk and Nolan mentioned the lightening outside was pretty. We headed out and enjoyed an amazing light show. It was great to share the moment with him.
Now, dinner is done, the kids are cleaning up and we'll read some Ishtar....and probably watch some Monk.

Our Grandblessing is growing!

We are so excited our little girl baby is growing and thriving in our little girl's womb. She's kicking, squirming and stretching.....good stuff.
21 weeks - Litte gal is the size of a cantaloupe

22 weeks - our little Spaghetti Squash weighs a lb!

Bre doesn't like people to rub her belly, but it's going to be powerfully hard for this granna not to hug that baby bump. LOL

We are in the process of planning for the 3 months between Michael's March and May neurology appointments. I have no idea where we'll land, but I can guarantee, to the best of OUR ability, we'll be in the Eugene area for the month of April....maybe May too. LOL