October 15, 2012

The Good Days

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"Your life is made out of the days it’s made out of." 



When you live your life, sometimes the bad days, the sick days, the living paycheck to paycheck all tend to pile on top of you. Sometimes you forget the good days.

But every now and then, you have a triumphant day or two, like we had this weekend. And you remember how beautiful it all is.

Last Saturday, Millie was dedicated at church. It wasn't a fancy event like a Catholic christening, but it was simple and sweet. She wore a silky, new dress with flowers, and excitedly repeated what I had said in the dressing room at the store, "Oh my gwosh! So pretty!" They put her name on the screens, read a little note I wrote, and prayed for our family. Millie could hardly wait to walk in the door before wanting to open the present they gave her.

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We got home late that night. The next day was Sky's PT test for the Army Reserves, the one that would decide whether he stayed in or not. All these months- a year, nearly- of anticipation, of being unsure, of him exercising at 1 in the morning after a long day at work- everything has built to this.

We hoped, and we waited.

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And then, a text came that let me breathe again. He passed. Not only passed, but beat some times he had had in the past. We were so proud.

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He came home holding a info sheet for the unit Christmas party. There's a good chance he'll be at school early next year. There's a future, and the Army's in it, and for our family, that's a very good thing.

Some days are so good, it nearly hurts. And this weekend was so good to us.

18 kind comments from you:

Birdie said...

Great job Sky! I know how stressful that uncertainty is!! Woohoo great things ahead :)

Birdie said...

Great job Sky! I know how stressful that uncertainty is!! Woohoo great things ahead :)

Jen said...

I am so glad that you had a great weekend! Congrats on Millie's dedication and your hubby passing the PT test! Amazing happenings for your family. :)

A Girl said...

Oh I'm sooooo relieved! I've been holding my breath right along side you! I'm so thrilled he passed!

And Congrats to the Lovely Miss Millie on her dedication!

What a lovely weekend! And you truly deserved to have one :)

Clearbluewater3 said...

Yay! a huge sigh of relief all around!

Dani said...

CONGRATS! Both to Millie and Sky :) Glad for great news this weekend.

The New Normal said...

YAY!! I am so thrilled for Sky and for your family! I know that has been a lot of stress but now you can have some peace about the whole situation (as much as you can with the Army at least!). And Congrats to Millie! I love how excited she looks! We have that same Bible and my kids have read through it many times, they LOVE it!
So happy that the weekend brought so many blessings for you all!

Jenn said...

We had that exact same Bible when we were growing up. I love it! And so happy that Sky passed his test!!! Whew! Congrats on a great weekend!! :D

Mrs. Duh said...

Life's triumphs can make all the difference! Congrats to your hubby on his PT test!

____j said...

Oh, Erika! Congratulations! I know this is such a huge weight off of your family's shoulders. I am so happy for y'all! Also, I love Millie's dress. As always, she is just precious :)

Marcella{The Life of a Military Family} said...

Congratulations!! I hope it all starts to fall into place for you! :)

Fran said...

I may or may not have squealed when I got that text message ;)

Chantal said...

I'm so happy that he passed. What a weight off your shoulders!

beka said...

congrats on sky passing! that's awesome! :)

millie looks darling in that dress:)

Karen said...

YAY!!! Congratulations, glad that you guys had a wonderful weekend!!

Melissa Jaine said...

I recall you wrote on twitter not long ago that you didn't know anyone who said "woot" in real life.
Well, my darling I'm ***wooooooooting*** for you right now!
Awesome news, congrats!!!
mel.xxx

ginanorma said...

OH Yay so tell me in Lay man's terms what this means?!

and by golly, why do i love that quote so much???

Michelle said...

Oh I am SO happy for you guys!! This is exactly what you needed :)

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