Family, Marriage, Oilfield Family Life

I am sorry when Daddy has to go away

Tonight my daughter needed some extra cuddles. Her daddy was home for the day but will be gone by the time she wakes in the morning. I feel her pain. I know it well. I hug her and give her extra kisses trying to make the wound in her heart a little more bearable. My… Continue reading I am sorry when Daddy has to go away

Marriage, Oilfield Family Life

On this Day, I Love You Even More

On this day twelve years ago, I told a man "I love you" for the first time. I was scared to say those words. I was worried what the future would hold for us seeing as how we met while studying in a foreign country and our homes in the States were far apart. However,… Continue reading On this Day, I Love You Even More

Marriage, Oilfield Family Life

Family Planning for the Long-Distance Family

I am going to come right out and tell everyone that yes, my husband and I have been trying to have a baby. While some of my friends know this, a lot of my family do not. I know it sounds crazy because my kids are almost 6 and 9. My husband is away so… Continue reading Family Planning for the Long-Distance Family

Family, Marriage, Oilfield Family Life

Running on Empty

That about sums up how I feel today. This week has been emotionally harder than I thought it would be. As many of you are aware, my husband's company has moved him to Canada. He was home for most of last month waiting for his passport renewal to get back and preparing for the trip.… Continue reading Running on Empty

Family, Homeschool, Marriage, Oilfield Family Life

What a Mama Like Me Needs…

Ok, so if you have been keeping up on things around here, you might remember how I said last week that my husband is going to be sent to Canada at the beginning of the year for his job. Considering that this is NOT the only stressful thing going on in my life right now,… Continue reading What a Mama Like Me Needs…

Marriage, Oilfield Family Life, Parenting

The Long Distance Family Experience

I have decided to start a weekly post of my family's experience of having a long-distance relationship with my husband who is currently a well-site geologist. I am doing this partly as a way to share with others in a similar situation and also to express my feelings with friends, family, and everyone else who… Continue reading The Long Distance Family Experience