Oh… hey. You still read this blog?

Hi. My name is Meredith and I don’t blog consistently.

I would like to state for the record that even though I haven’t posted a new weekly Bible verse in several weeks, it does not mean that I gave up on the idea. Rather, the last verse (about being quiet and resting) seemed to need more attention and time to practice than the self-imposed one week limit.

How am I practicing being quiet and resting, you ask?


In other news, The Pilot is still here. A deployment is pending and in all reality inevitable, but for the time being, he’s still here.

Yet another reason why I have clung a little tighter to the idea of being quiet and resting over the last couple of weeks. I keep being told that my husband is leaving to go to an undisclosed location, for an undisclosed amount of time, but then “D-day” is pushed a little further back on the calendar.

How do one prepare for something like that?

I have yet to come up with any idea, but not for lack of trying. My mind has been reeling for the last couple of weeks in an attempt to appear, for the Pilot’s sake, as though I have it all together so that if he should leave, I will wave calmly from my victory garden.

I have had the same crazed look in my eyes as of late...

I have had the same crazed look in my eyes as of late…

Turns out that trying to mentally prepare for a seemingly endless list of unknown factors and potential circumstances is not only really exhausting, but a very unproductive hobby.

If there is a bright side of the situation it is this: living with your spouse and doing life one day at a time, knowing that this week may be your last together for six months or so, is a really rich way to love someone.

All of the sudden, the simplicity of dinner together, watching our favorite show or sleeping in on the weekends is so much for fulfilling.  I realize that those all sound like pretty routine things.

But when routine is threatened, you start to realize that just because something is simple, doesn’t it make it less profound.

What are the simple things in your life that bring you the greatest joy?


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