Monday, May 28, 2007

Rhode Island

I can't believe the time has come for us to already be moving to Rhode Island! The packers come tomorrow, the movers come on Wednesday, my husband graduates from The Basic School on Thursday and then we leave first thing Friday morning for Rhode Island!

When we get to Rhode Island, Madison (our baby) will be due in 5 weeks! Crazy! Hope you're all doing well...I'll be back on as soon as our internet gets turned on in Rhode Island.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

My Husband...My Hero

We've been in Virginia since Thanksgiving so that he could attend The Basic School for the Marine Corps. It's been a definite time of growth for us as a couple and for me as an individual. Through this time I've learned a lot and come to realize just how very amazing my husband is...even more so than I originally thought.

My husband has to be at work early every day (anywhere between 4 am and 6 am). He doesn't get to come home until late in the evening (usually between 7 pm and 9 pm). When he gets home he usually has to do homework of some sort (that takes him until at least midnight), wash his uniform, and get prepared for the next day's task. He does this all because he is a passionate Marine. He loves this country and has a desire to serve and protect. The things that Alex does during his training are insane at times...I could never do it! God definitely picked the right man for Alex's job, no doubt about it!

Even with this crazy schedule, Alex always makes time to take care of me and to make sure that I'm doing alright. He's got so much on his plate, yet he never ceases to be the most thoughtful person I know. For example, this week he's out in the field (he doesn't get to come home until Thursday night) and so his weekend was filled with getting ready for this training exercise, but he still managed to squeak in time to find me the most perfect Mother-to-be Mother's Day gift and the most beautiful card!

Aside from all of this, Alex is also already an amazing father to his daughter Madison. Every night he lays on my tummy and reads to her and is teaching her scripture. Madison is one lucky girl to be getting such an amazing daddy! She already loves his voice...whenever he talks to her or reads to her she moves to whatever side he's on and flutters all over the place. It's amazing!

Alex is the best husband I could have asked for. He's loyal, trustworthy, hardworking, sensitive, caring, honest, chivalrous, loving, sincere, committed, thoughtful, strong, protective, silly....the best friend I could ask for. God came close to perfection when He created husband, my hero!