What A Guy

My husband.....he's a keeper. I was gone all last week with 2 of our kids. While I was out of the house, my husband and our oldest son painted the master bedroom! What a shock! When I left there was this ugly, 20-year old, country blue floral wallpaper and when I returned a week later I walked into a beautiful "Moonlight Drive" (that's the name of the paint color) strikingly, clean bedroom. Woo Hoo! He did a wonderful job. I have hated that wallpaper since we moved in about 16 months ago. Now, I love that room and I didn't have to do any of the work! I'm really proud of my son for keeping the secret. He enjoyed my reaction as much as my husband did. Now, I can go shopping for new linens : )

Still Standing

This season means travel for our family. I have been out-of-touch with the news, but here's what I do know. President Bush is a lame duck. He is taking a beating at every turn. I am here to publicly say that I'm still standing behind him through 2008. This war causes so many vibrant emotions in people. I don't see much apathy are either for the war or against it. But, I think we can all agree that we'd like to see all our troops home safe and sound. The President warned us that this would be a long war, and would require our "resolve." I'm still supporting our troops; but for all the wives, husbands, mothers, fathers, and children who are missing family members - I get it. I'm ready for them to be home for good. We have 2 good friends who have served in Iraq. One has been there twice and is getting ready to go back, again...just in time to miss the "gotcha day" of the child they're adopting.

Here is a link that will reduce you to tears. This is a You Tube clip from NBC news of a soldier surprising his son at school. As you watch, please pray for all those little ones who are waiting for mommy or daddy to come home safe.