I’m sure Amiyrah arranged her schedule for a few guest bloggers while she is away, she never intended for the posts to be about her. Yet sitting here I can think of nothing else the post should be about.
Maybe I feel this way having had family who have served in the military and often overseas for various reasons. I know how it is to miss them and yet be so filled with pride and thankfulness for what it is they are doing.
Maybe its because I share the bond of wifehood and motherhood and to some degree understand how being away can feel.
Most of all, its because I’ve had the fantastic opportunity to meet her, not just through blogging but having the opportunity to hang out with her this past July. *Which reminds me, I desperately need her to give me a little fashion advice; her shoes were fantastic!* Browsing through her posts, you can see that Amiyrah is witty, strong, and capable. Such an elegant mix of qualities.
I often wonder if those who sacrifice so much are thanked enough. Is there enough? I’m sure there isn’t. I’ve seen a toll taken on my family when loved ones are gone for extended periods of time. When a phone call that was longed for, just wasn’t long enough. Waiting eagerly with a gym full of people whose loved ones have been gone, and eagerly searching for that first glimpse of their familiar face.
Even if she’s heard it a thousand times, I am thankful and thank you, Amiyrah. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I look forward to getting to spend more time with you when you return.
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