Thursday, April 9, 2009

Trying to Keep Calm


The first time I ever saw this was last year over on aliedwards. Then a few weeks ago I saw it again on Shannon's blog bless our nest, it was right after getting home from the hospital with Madi and knew I "needed" one to look at everyday. It came just in the nick of time this week! Because this week we found out Steve will be leaving for a deployment to Iraq next month. He has not even been home a year from his last deployment so it was a little unexpected. I should be use to this...Madi is only 6 years old and this is Steve's 4th deployment in her short life. I am good at handling things but you never just get use to missing your hubby. I am a little more nervous right now because we are not even but 3 weeks into living with Madi's new found diabetes but Steve keeps reminding me we still have another month to learn together. So this Keep Calm and Carry On is my new motto...Simplify was my 'word' for 2009 but I think the new motto is more appropriate! Madi is blowing me away with how well she is doing. She is a very responsible 6 year old...she knows she can eat anything but at certain times of the day and is fine with it. When there is something she knows she is hungry for we plan all day to eat it with lunch or dinner. She has a new love for sugar free pudding...look at the pictures below taken after lunch today.



13 comments:

jen said...

Precious pictures of your daughter!!

I would like to thank your husband for his service to our country and you and your family as well... for all the sacrifices that you make!!

Have a blessed Easter!!

Jen

The Blonde Duck said...

I saw you over at Carrie's blog and wanted to pop over and say hi! I think it's amazing what soldiers and their families go through. Thanks for keeping us safe!

Rambling Girl said...

Love the pics of Madi! Lexi would enjoy eating putting with her...she loves it as much as Madi I believe.

Jeni...so sorry to hear about your hubby having to be deployed. I will keep you and your family in my prayers! Thank you and your family for giving so much for other families to live free in this country. Hugs to you my friend!
Beth

Sandy Toes said...

I would say she loves it!
sandy toe

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Sounds like that little quote is perfect! Your daughter is such a trooper!
~Misti

Everyday Gourmet said...

Jeni I am so proud at how well you handle any and all situations! I am always here if you need to talk to someone. You are an amazing and strong lady! Madi is just darling and takes after her Mom for sure.

Carrie said...

I am so sorry its amazing the what our soldiers and their families do for our country. Hang in there! Love the picture of Madi.

Shannon said...

Your daughter is too cute!

I'm so sad your hubby will be leaving again soon. I am so thankful for him and for men and women like him. I'll be praying for your family!

Amber M. said...

Jeni, I'm sorry to hear that Steve is off again. I'll be checking in often. Meanwhile, your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Our Complete Family said...

Oh darn it Jeni. I hate to hear Steve has to go again. Is it a 4 month like the other ones or a longer one? I am praying with all I have that it is a 4 month deployment. We'll both be flying solo this summer with our guys deployed, so...come to St Louis for a visit if you feel up to it hun! Bryce would LOVE to see his preschool buddy again and us girls would have a blast visiting! :)
Always in my thoughts and prayers, you are... xo Les

Jo said...

Looks like she enjoyed every drop! :) Good luck with the deployment ~ it's never easy but I know you have a great support system behind you. My ear is always available for listening.

Love the Easter goodies you made ~ so talented!

Have a very Happy Easter!
Jo

Anonymous said...

Hi Jeni, this is my first time commenting on your blog every time i read it i just get lost in it and never remember to comment. I am so glad Madi is doing well. I love the video of her in the bathtub, what did she think about that?

Love you guys

Alicia

Brittany said...

I am catching up on your blog and just found this post. I am so sorry to hear that your hubby is leaving. I am very thankful for soldiers like him. I know it is hard on you all and I will be praying for some comfort to come your way!