Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Life is not always fair...just sayin

I have so many truly profound topics to blog about....if I could find the time when my brain is functioning, I would blog. LOL 

For now....since I've committed to keeping a family journal, we'll forget the profound and go with the typical. 

Zander, Stacia and I went to say goodbye to Mr. Jim as he left for another 8 months. Honestly....life doesn't seem fair. He's only been home 3 months. Hard for families to be together, be apart, be together, be apart....and yet we do it. I wanted Twyla to know that she is not alone, that I also think this is simply not nice or fun or a good way to treat troops...but that I know she's going to make it.  We said our goodbye, left to run errands so they could have a family goodbye and then....

We went to the beach. Janet told me when we first got to Japan to find a place that is "mine," where I feel at peace and closer to "home" and our older kids....a place where I can go when I feel overwhelmed. The beach is that for me. It was unbearably sad to watch the Patriot Express fly away.....but the silver lining is one more deployment buddy. Deployment buddies are ladies who have no man at home, are willing to drop everything at a moment's notice to go play, share charcoal, sit in an onsen with you when you don't feel like talking but don't want to be alone either.....these are good friends to have. I'm blessed to have several. 

Simply amazing what an observant beach comber may find in Japan. ::snort:: This fellow migrated from MT to AK to TX to Japan. 

My favorite wave jumping partner

We bought this with high hopes....

Stacia discovered immediately, what Arielle discovers here, it FLIPS in the waves...and holds you under. 

Choosing Joy!
©2010 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...


Linda said...

Looks like fun. Some of us will be heading to the beach in Sarasota (our annual timeshare week) in 3 weeks. Landon is dual enrolling and can't go. Greg has to transport him. They'll probably get to come for 1/2 the week (if Landon can miss one day of school). We have to play it by ear when he finally starts and see.

Anonymous said...

Dragons can be dangerous- smiling dragons even more so.

I hope the time will pass quickly for Twila. We will keep in touch and keep them all in prayer.


Janette said...

I am glad the beach is your place- it was mine as well.
There is something about how water connects the world - loved ones- no matter how far apart.
The hummus was YUMMY- BTW!

MamaArcher said...

The beach looks like lots of fun. I am glad it is warm enough there in the summer to go to the beach.
Glad you have some good deployment buddies. It is hard when the children are in bed and you are sitting there all by your lonesome (spoken from experience)!

We are getting closer and closer to having our hubbies back! :o)

Cynthia said...

I'm glad you have a "place." (((HUGS)))