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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Link-Ups and Life

WELCOME new comers and old friends alike to my blog 

I have a story that just happened to me and I want to tell you all about it.
I was sitting in the main lounge area doing some much needed chill time and homework.
As I came into the main lounge I noticed a group setting up a event it was something about suicide awareness, .. well they had some artwork displayed and one piece was offensive to me and this is what it was.
It was an orange sky background and a silhouette of a military man.  and the quote said

 "I have already decided how I'm going to kill myself if my husband doesn't come back from iraq and he doesn't leave for another 2 months."

ok so I of course saw this as an insult to all military spouses. I also thought it portrayed us women as people who already decide to kill ourselves when our men leave on deployment, I just think it gave military spouses a bad rap.  So I complained and the man in charge was very understanding when I said I would write up a complaint to my school if necessary  he promptly took the artwork down, he did not want to get tangled up with a marines girl I glad he was smart and new what was good for him. :) What do YOU think ? was I over reacting ? I was very respectful in my approach but sometimes I think I take things to seriously especially when its about military.  Living in a state that doesn't support its military much is not a easy place to live.

On to more happy news.... very excited to be apart of 2 link ups again this week. 1 from Flipflops and Combat boots and  1 from Goodnight Moon hope you enjoy 
and WELCOME to my blog world !!!


It is SO Delightful that spring is just around the corner BUT the weather man has given me yucky news aka a BIG snow story headed my way... snow snow.. goo away ....

I am so Happy that there is only 6 weeks of school left.. YAY !! 

I think greek yogurt is Superb I love to eat it with a little bit of granola and fruit try it yourself. 

Gorgeous is the first words out of my mans mouth when he called me this week and it made my day that much more amazing. 

I feel Loved  times a million because I got to talk to my love for a whole HOUR the other day and I have been smiling ever since. 

and Don't forget Goodnight Moons AMAZING link up
I have had SO much fun with this link up Great idea Amber. !!
I heard this song and it caught my ear ... can you tell I've got certain THINGS on my mind ;)

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Semper Fi, Amber joy
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  1. Thursday is a busy link up day for you!!!

  2. OMG! I love, love, love this song! It's one of my favorite songs right now! I love listening to it in the car on bright, sunny days with the windows down! :) Thanks for sharing!

  3. Great songs! I really like Marry You...Happy Thursday!!

  4. WOW! That is crazy that they would make an "ad" like that about suicide awareness. I don't like that image AT ALL! If something ever happend to my Fox, I would NEVER kill myself! I know that is an easy emotion to have, but I would never do it. That was very brave of you to stand up and have them take it down.

    Great song link ups this week! Thanks for linking up again!!!! I really appreciate it!

  5. I have mixed feelings about the sign. (fun song btw) I can see how a sign like that could be really affective, and how it might cause women who are feeling like they can't survive a deployment, much less a man coming back a mess, and believe it best to end their life, to come forth and actually talk to someone. To be honest though, I'm not sure how many people even all those suicide hotlines that the government has set up. It's a tough call to make. I've read several articles in the last year mentioning that the Army won't even put a number on the suicide rate of spouses, because there are so many. The statement was startling to say the least. I can see how the sign might give milspouses a bad reputation. Especially in a town that already has a prejudice against military, something like that won't be helpful. I'll just say that as a spouse who's had some really dark moments, a sign like that might be the much needed wakeup call that brings someone to their senses. Sometimes seeing the obvious stare someone in the face causes them to think twice about their actions and motives. Sorry for my long-winded comment. :)

  6. This song is amazing! I first heard it on Glee and fell in love. (sorry I am so behind on this. Yesterday was my husbands unit's Jane Wayne Day. I was gone all day!)

    As for your run in with the suicide watch art work, I would have said something too. Yes, it may be something like a wake-up call for those that might feel down when their loved one is gone, but it also gives a bad taste for Military Spouse. When my husband deploys I need to be the strong one. I need to be there for my husband so he doesnt have to worry about me and do his job the best he can.

    And you are not the only one that might get a little over the top when it comes to Military things. I always have something to say about issues, and I think I annoy my husband with most things Lol. He thinks I should just let everything roll off my shoulder. But, NOPE, I can't do that!

    Also, I am a new follower!!!

  7. I'm a new follower! I love this song! I definitely need to play it for my SO! I wonder if he can take a hint! lol Thanks for sharing!

  8. the "artwork" you saw was an original postcard created by a milspouse and submitted to www.postsecret.com.
    i am a marine wife and completely understand how and why seeing that upset you... as it did me.
    i just wanted you to know that it wasn't some advertisement a nutjob civillian thought up to prove a point but an actual milspouse's raw emotion put on paper :(


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