Sunday, March 27, 2011

When Greed turns to Love.

It has been quite a roller coaster for me these past few weeks.
I suppose something hit me, and I have actually been realizing more things.

I woke up this morning at 4 am from a dream, Luckily I had to be up anyways to get to work.. But I kept saying over and over in my head, " If you do not believe you will not succeed." Ok cheesy sounding right? Yes, But every now and then I will have the random songs stuck in my head when I wake up, never have I had a quote. I started my morning off with too many thoughts running through my mind.

Work was well, Work.. the Usual Sunday morning's a little chit chat with the ladies and some laughs shared as well..
And While My Manager was putting away the order, she pulled out a box full of Books, Partner Special Edition books.

As nerdy as this may seem, Howard Schultz is actually a huge inspiration to me. His Career drive and passion for making sure that his Partners and their families are better off is something that you would never see from a C.E.O of any other company.
Onward will be released shortly, But the Partners get a "Partner Edition" I started reading it a little this morning on my break and did not want to put it down. I Eventually had too of course and headed back on the floor.
I started to notice something, as the morning got busy and churches started to let out... the people coming in were being rather snobby. "give me this" "oh this is terrible." " NO! thats Not what I ordered cant you get it right?"
I have NEVER been so disgusted by Americans, let alone Humans in my life.
I understand that this town is no fun. Everyone is stuck here for at least 3-5 years and NO one is happy, There is NOTHING to do here and it's overpopulated to begin with. But I cannot believe how rude people can get with those who are trying to give you the best customer service possible.
I see this more than ever, Working at Best Buy on the sales floor and Geek Squad and then during my shifts at Starbucks, Honestly It sickens me.
But, I do my best and keep a smile on my face and just keep truckin'. I don't want to be here just as much as the next person.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Loving a Soldier isn't easy, But I wouldn't change it for the world.

It has been a full year since Adam has come home from Iraq, and almost a full year since I chose to leave Austin Texas, to Move out to Killeen, A town that Yes is about 45 minutes to an Hour away from Austin  but is still town that you feel like you're in a whole new country.

The Deployment was one of the hardest things I have EVER done in my life.
The person I gave my heart too was gone in a blink of an eye, Thank you Skype for making it somewhat easier than it could have been. And I am SO very thankful that we do not have to go through another deployment.

The day that 1st Cav came home was like getting a BIG piece of my family back.
All my Boys have come home safe and sound, But Adam had to stay behind a few more days.
Instead of driving back and forth from Austin to Killeen, I packed a bag and stayed in the Barracks with one of Adam's soldiers and his Girlfriend.
Finally Adam was coming home with about 70 other soldiers. And as we stand there and wait patiently for the prayer to be said, the arms and the song.. Im choking back tears as the announcer says  " Families! Go get your soldiers!"
what a crazy mash up, so many people and so many soldiers it was almost hard to tell one from the other.

The picture posted above has far more emotions in it than you can imagine. Just looking at it again brings tears to my eyes. Adam and I went to hell and back during his deployment.
As Im hugging him I'm bawling and saying "Im So Sorry, I Love you so much." And for the first time, Adam put his head in my shoulder and started crying.

so After a year of his return and moving in and out of a Townhouse that was full of friends, tears, Laughter and Love.
 Adam and I have moved into a House, with two dogs and a big backyard Bills and responsibilities .
I couldn't be more proud of who we are today.

Every Day, Is a new Journey.
Every Day, Is a new chapter.
Every Day, I fall more and more in love.
And even though the Military life is hard at times it has built such a strong relationship for us.
Loving a Soldier isn't easy, But I wouldn't change it for the World.