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What I Don’t Take for Granted This Christmas

If you are a military spouse, you realize what a gift it is to have your spouse home during the holidays. This year makes the first Christmas that my husband and I have been apart during the 8 years that we have been together.

I don’t want to ever take for granted his being with me on special occasions. You never know when a Deployment or TDY (military business trip) will sneak in and rob you of quality time.

When he returns, I’ll be a lot more grateful for all of the things that he does to make our household happy!

I also don’t want to take for granted the presence of my extended family members. I’ve had some key family members to pass away over the past three years. While the holidays can bring sadness for some, I choose to remember all of the good times I’ve had with them over the holidays. I didn’t always have that viewpoint, but with time, God has healed my heart so that I could progress to that point.

And last but not least, I don’t want to take for granted the precious gift of being a mommy. It will be so nice this year to see our son open his gifts and play with his toys. What a blessing!

So what about you? What do you not want to take for granted this Christmas?

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  • The Household 6 Diva December 27, 2009, 1:48 PM

    Good for you to find the silver lining! Hug your babies and take pictures to send downrange… Deployments are long, but they are not forever!

    ((HUGS)) From a military wife who has been there.

  • 7sessions December 24, 2009, 8:22 AM

    Awww:) What a beautiful post! I'm sorry you won't be with your hubby this year, your family will be in my prayers:) My God this year I think I've learned to be thankful for all that I do have and the realization that if you put God first everything else in life becomes stress free:)

    P.S. I will keep you posted on the septic drama as it unfolds:)

    Ms. Wanda

  • Faith Imagined December 23, 2009, 11:00 PM

    After reading this I am going downstairs and giving my hubby a huge hug! Thank you for the reminder to not take our family for granted. I will say a prayer for you, your hubby and kiddos.

  • KK December 23, 2009, 9:42 PM

    Thank you for your sacrifice. I won't take one single minute for granted. Merry Christmas!

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