Monday, November 15, 2010

God is Good

I am stunned, amazed and extremely grateful with Gods timing of things. Just when I needed it someone, who knows who she is, stepped in and made my day. Actually she made my month, my season, my year. She listened to God and his timing and absolutely stepped in at EXACTLY the right time.
Blessings to this beautiful, wonderful and special lady for answering the questions I most needed answered. I am not sure how things like this happen but I believe God has the absolute perfect timing.

I am a grateful woman today knowing that I am loved by the one and only father that will never leave me behind. Everywhere I move, every time I cry, every place I build and every season I experience he is with me every single step of the way. Sometimes I forget that he is still there, because I am wallowing in my own sorrow or relishing in my own pride, but that is when I need him the most.

This week I was reminded that he is still here. He is still listening and he will not abandon me.

What an awesome feeling! I am thankful today.

Blessings from the HaskinsHouse

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Time is flying, and My brain is just sitting.

Today as I look at the calendar and realize that my family is 30 days from completely relocating. I am stressed beyond belief. Zeus and I fill like we are handcuffed through this though. We have not received our official military orders yet nor have we received an official RIP, which is normally what is your first notification of an assignment. We are pleased to see that vMPF finally has our assignment loaded, so this is a step in the right direction. However, most bases and base organizations will not help you until you have one of these two pieces of paper. So we are kinda flying by the seat of our pants if you will. I have been overly friendly to the incoming housing office so that we get and stay on the housing list. I have been able to check off 3 things from our PCS list. I have procured hotels on both sides of the move with flexible dates. I have also gotten the babies seen at the dentist so that they can move into a new school system. And Zeus has completely dismantled the swing/play set. So we are making progress just not enough and definitely not fast enough for me.

But there are numerous other things on our list that are at a stand still and it is *killing* me. I do not like procrastination. It is one of my biggest peeves. I like to be ahead of the curve, and ahead of everyone around me. I can not stand being last. I can not help it. I am the mom who buys Halloween costumes in August and September. I have to be ahead of the pack. So when something is holding me  us back, it drives me bonkers.

I grew up with a band director that said " to be early is to be on-time, to be on time is to be late." That stuck with me to this day and that is how I run my life and my family. So when I see 30 days left and I do not see a truck scheduled to pick up our stuff, or a housing appt to give back the keys, or out-processing going on I begin to panic.

Now, I have to deal with when are we ACTUALLY going to leave this place? What state will my birthday boys be celebrating their 9th and 5th birthdays? Will we have a house by Christmas? If not where will we celebrate Christmas? Will my children be heartbroken when they realize Christmas will be very different this year? I am nervous for the kids sake.

What I do know is that we are leaving here in 10 days for a much needed visit with my Texas family. The kids and I will be in Texas for a whole week. Zeus will be joining us mid-way through to celebrate Thanksgiving with my family, which hasn't happened in WAY too many years. I am looking forward to this for a bit of re-fueling, preparing me and my family for a very chaotic holiday season.

This will pass and we WILL get through this like we always do. I am very excited for the new scenery, new state, new life, for my husbands first chance to lead as an Officer and for a new chance to make some friends.

Blessings to all as you begin your holiday shopping and family traditions.
Haskins House