Wednesday, December 16, 2009

What I learned...

.... while my husband spent 2 years, 1 month and 14 days in Afghanistan.

  1. I can raise my children on my own if necessary. But I really don't want to.
  2. I hate leftovers. Cooking for myself and 2 children takes a major adjustment when being used to cooking for a hubby (and his stray friends) too.
  3. Video chatting is not an acceptable substitution for a hug at the end of the day.
  4. Eating cereal and ice cream for dinner every once in a while makes my children very happy.
  5. Men create a whole lot of laundry. The laundry pile doubled on Mr. Mudpie's vacations home.
  6. I am a much stronger person than I ever thought I was.
  7. With a hammer, some spray paint and a hot glue gun, I can fix most things that go wrong around here.
  8. Cutting grass is not my thing. Growing produce is.
  9. I like having the whole bed to myself. I am selfish with the blankets.
  10. As much as I complain about him being in the way sometimes, creating messes, and generally getting on my nerves... I am very much in love with the man. Even more so now than the day we married.

I love you Mr. Mudpie. Welcome Home.


  1. i am very proud of you for the things you have accomplished during the mr. mudpie's absence. you are an amazing mother! you do so much even though it was just you. i am glad he is home and i hope that it was true for you guys that absence makes the heart grow fonder. God will not give you more than you can handle and He will equip you for what He has in store. welcome home, mr. mudpie!!!!

  2. You are right, you are a very strong woman! I admire you for all that you have accomplished. I am so happy for you all that he is finally home. Let's get together over the break!

  3. I just want you to know, that maybe I didn't comment when you read this, but I did read it. The laundry may be more, but you have to do less, you now get a hug everyday and I only jokingly complain about you being on my side of the bed.


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