Friday, October 1, 2010


I'm about to make you very jealous...

This is my view while sitting on my computer. That's right. It's a nice break from endless hotels. Occasionally you can find rentals on and we can have a taste of normalcy (although lakefront property is not what most people call 'normal,' living in a house with a regular kitchen and washer/dryer is).

This post is more about a reminder for myself, something to re-read over and over again. I've been thinking a lot lately about how different our lifestyle is and have been wondering if we will ever have regrets later in life. Regret that we will have spent the first year of our marriage apart. Regret that we don't have regular, stable jobs (but what is stable nowadays) or even have holidays off. Regret that we don't live near our families. What is this going to mean for our future?

But as I was laying in bed last night, I started thinking about how there are no certainties. I hope that wherever life takes us, in twenty years I will look back and realize that all of those choices we've made have made us stronger people. I hope that as long as we are happy and healthy, that will be enough. It should be. Those two things are so essential.

There will always be many 'what ifs' in life and I hope to make the most of what path we choose and what cards we are dealt.

And now I'm off for a weekend... a normal person's weekend! Usually our 'weekend' means Monday since that's our day off. But I'm heading to the Jersey Shore tomorrow for a wedding... meaning I have a three day weekend with my Hubby! Hooray!


  1. My dear SIL. Have NO REGRETS. This is where God has the both of you planted right now. It just means that you will have to work a little harder to make things work. That isn't a bad thing. Anything worth having is worth working for - you live that every single day with the job that you're blessed with.

    I love you and Adam so much. I can only imagine how hard it is to be away from each other. But it makes my heart so happy to see you both work so hard to make your marriage work. It's truly an inspiration. Please know that Spencer and I are praying for you both and are SO PROUD of you!

    Love you!

  2. People only have regrets when they do something they don't want to do or don't do something they wanted to do...neither seems to apply to you guys :-)