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Happy Thursday!

Life just keeps moving on.  
Even when your body hurts you still have to get up every morning 
and get the lunches pack, get the kids on the bus...

Except when the kids go on a Youth Convention!

Yes, Olivia and Michael left yesterday afternoon for our 
District Youth Convention.  
They'll be back Friday night.

Do you know what that means? 

I didn't have to wake up to an alarm this morning!

But I sure miss them!

The Colonel was able to get through to me 
yesterday on Yahoo for us to chat.  
He had to let me know that he's been transferred to 
Maza E-Shariff, which is in Northern Afghanistan 
near the Uzbekistan border.  

He sent me an email last night telling me he was 
"Catching a ride with a convoy"
after he grabbed some breakfast.  

Well that sounds SAFE...


So my plans today are to try not to stress over missing my kids 
and my husband catching rides with convoys on his way 
north through the war zone of Afghanistan.  

And maybe a little cleaning and some reading 
and trying to enjoy this beautiful weekend coming up 
where we celebrate the resurrection of our Savior.  

Enjoy the of my FAVORITES!


  1. God bless you, Lois. I pray the Peace of God apprehend you today, that worry and doubt have no place in your heart, that trust in God will reign in your life. Praying for safety for the General and the kids.

  2. Isn't communication wonderful? All the way from Afghanistan! Wow! I am so glad you were able to speak to him. Enjoy a little time alone; it can be very productive:) and have a wonderful Easter!

  3. I hope you children have a great time and that you can get some slept and rest. Hard with your husband over there - I'm sure. Did I ever tell you to thank him for us?

    Hoppy Easter.

  4. I will pray that your husband arrives at his destination safely. Relax and have some fun today with your free time. Enjoy the Easter weekend. Not doing much here but will go to stations of the cross tomorrow night which is an Easter tradition with me, color eggs with my little grandson, make an Italian Easter meat pie for Sunday, clean the house and try to reflect upon this Holy time of the year. Happy Easter!

  5. Oh Lois, praying for the hubby and your kids for sure. If you are like me, a little alone time is always welcome...and just as you start to feel lonely they are back full of their stories and life. Have a wonderful Easter. Hugs, Debbie

  6. I'm keeping you and the Colonel in my prayers, I know as the time comes closer till my son starts in the Army I'm getting more restless and unsettled myself. So glad you are in touch with him and enjoy your day:)

  7. Enjoy your "free" time, Lois and do something fun!!-just for you!!:)

    So glad to hear that you got through to the Colonel and I'll continue to pray for his safety and for your peace of mind.

    Have a wonderful Easter weekend friend!


  8. Dear Lois, You family will be in my prayers. Especially your dear husband as he travels north through war zone. Thank you for sharing the 2nd Chapter of Acts song. I just love it!

  9. Lois, I will continue to pray for you and your family.
    I hope that you manage to enjoy some Me time.
    I loved the songs also.
    Have a blessed Easter.

  10. I hope you do get to enjoy yourself and I'll say prayers for your kids and hubby.

  11. Lois, I pray for strength to get through the worries of your husband in Afghanistan. I still have you and your family in my prayers. I am glad you get to sleep in. Be well, I think of you often. Happy Easter.

  12. Hi Lois, I'm thrilled to have made your acquaintance in 'Blogland'.
    I've been reading through your blog, and I have to tell you how I admire you for dealing with all of these issues - no doubt the Lord is a very present help.
    So pleased be assured I will be praying for you and your loved ones.
    God bless,

  13. have a wonderful and all our military members are always in our prayers...Take care..;)

  14. Dear Lois, Glad you were able to speak with the Colonel... praying for his safety and for you as you await his return.

  15. Hi Sweetie!

    I know you miss the kids, but try to enjoy the time and do some things JUST FOR YOU!! Yes, treat yourself!!!! You sure have some "ME" time coming!! So take advantage of it! Let me know what you do!!!

    Love you and am praying for all that concerns you, Lois!
    Have a blessed Easter, dear one! The Father of all comfort is right there with you!
    Love you,

  16. I hope you aren't too discouraged. You are such an encouragement to all of us. I pray Psalm 91 over The Colonel.
    Happy Easter!!!

  17. So glad to hear you got a chance to talk with your husband. I am still keeping you, him and your family in my prayers. Enjoy your day and I hope you did sleep in!!

  18. Yay for getting to sleep in! I hope you have been able to keep the stress away today. {hugs} Have a wonderful Easter weekend!!

  19. You are so right! LIFE keeps chugging along no matter how we feel and I think in the long run this is a great blessing.
    Praying for you to stay "tucked under God's Mighty Wing."
    Sending my love and prayers ~

  20. Good Morning Lois, , Just wanting to stop by and wish you a very happy Resurrection Sunday.

    Get ready Michael and Olivia will have some great stories to tell, always enjoyed it when ours came home from their retreats.

    I am so thankful that you are able to talk with the Colonel,You remind me of how my mother was when my Dad was deployed, she was so faithful in keeping the home fires burning, and I always see that when I visit you. Please know, I am praying for you and your family.I am always uplifted by your posts.

  21. Hope you had a blessed day filled with peace and comfort yesterday. Sometimes I wish for "alone" time and then when I get it I miss everyone so much I go stir crazy. Good thing I have a lot of Grands to call on for company!

    Have a wonderful Easter!

  22. Hi Sunshine,
    So good to see you post hon!
    Have been wondering about you but haven't been on the computer very much this week. Thanks for coming by, and your well wishes for my birthday. Yea, Becky is the sweetest, and she sure made my day.
    Hope you have been able to stay stress free with all that going on with kids and hubby. Praying for you.
    Have you heard anymore from Phil
    saying he arrived yet?? hope so.
    Hope you have a Wonderfully Blessed Easter Sweet Friend in spite of all that is going on in your life!
    Love and Blessings, Nellie

  23. I hope you enjoy this weekend. I hope your kids had a great time and I hope your hubby is safe and healthy. Did you read? Hope so. :)

    Happy Easter! He is risen.

    Love music. Always warms my heart to sing praises.

    God bless you.

  24. I'm prayig for the Colonel's safety.
    I hope you are feeling better.
    Happy Easter to you and the kids!
    So glad we serve a risen Savior.

  25. I haven't heard that song or 2nd Chapter of Acts in quite awhile. Thanks for sharing. I'm glad to hear the diagnosis, although I know that it still means some hurdles for you. Have a glorious Easter.

  26. You are in my heart this morning Lois. Praying that your Easter is joyful and that you get to talk with Phil. May God bless you in a special way today!
    Love you, sweetie,

  27. Lois, even when I'm not able to keep up with blogland, you and your family are not far from my thoughts and prayers. So glad you were able to chat with the Colonel the other day. Sorry for all the physical problems you've been dealing with. Your sense of humor and strength from the Lord will carry your through this stressful year. Keep in touch with us as you have so many who care...Blessings & hugs your way...


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