Grace in Small Things (GiST): 6/9/13

There’s so much to be thankful for this week! Mail I received two pieces of mail this week from friends in the U.S. Both of them made me happy, and — I’m not gonna lie — made me feel kind of awesome inside. I’m so lucky to have thoughtful friends … Continue reading

Letters and Cards

Throughout my husband’s deployment, I kept an open shoe box in our family room. (Appropriately, it was a running shoe box). When I received letters or cards, I put them in that shoe box. The handful of letters I got from Nick are in that box as well. Each time I … Continue reading

Over the Deployment Hill

For the last few weeks, I’ve been staying exhaustingly busy, and as a result, I haven’t written about some of the adventures I’ve had. In September, I ran Race #16 of Running Through Deployment: the Rock & Roll Denver Half Marathon. In October, I kept running, but I also did … Continue reading

Simple Pleasures: A Good Mail Day

On a single day this week, I found three nice surprises in our mailbox: 1. A cute card from my husband’s mom 2. A Service Flag 3. A hand-made card from Sue If you aren’t familiar with Service Flags, they’re hung/flown by the immediate family of a deployment service member. … Continue reading

The USPS – One of those Days

It’s been one of those days all day long. One of those I-miss-him-so-much-it-hurts days. One of those I-wish-he-were-here-to-come-home-to days. One of those work-is-killing-me, I -cried-at-the-office-today days. One of those still-at-work-at-6:30 days. One of those eating-my-lunch-on-the-fly-at-5:00 kind of days. It’s been one of those days when the only news I heard … Continue reading

Simple Pleasures: Checking the Mail

Most days, going to the mail box isn’t much to write home about, but yesterday wasn’t most days. When I opened up our mailbox, I saw an address I didn’t recognize from a town I’d never heard of in New York state. Inside the card was a letter that began, “Dear … Continue reading

My First Piece of Mail in Colorado Springs

Because she’s awesome like that, my Mom made sure that I had a hand-made card in the mail my first week living in Colorado Springs. This wasn’t technically my very first piece of mail, but it was among the first pieces, and it made me smile. My mom is a … Continue reading

Grace in Small Things (GiST): 3/7/2011

Some of the little things I’m happy are part of my life this week: 1. Friends who hold me accountable for reaching my potential. 2. Running again post-injury, even if I’m still not 100% 3. Hot tea. 4. The music of Nina Simone. And Bob Seger. And so many other … Continue reading

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