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Semper Fi !!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Goodnight Moon Link Up: wk 10 and A TROUBLEMAKER

 Let me first say I am not a typical student, I have been called the "trouble maker" by more than one of my professors. I don't understand why they say that... maybe I really am a trouble maker huh ?? ... Anyway I have a great story of me getting myself into trouble. I am in a 1 credit Phys Ed class. My professor is somewhat of an overload her students for fun kinda a lady. Let me give you some specs on her class first off its a 6 week class and she has assigned 3 papers two 1500 word minimum papers and one 2500 ( yes thats right two THOUSAND five hundred) minimum paper. Lets take a look at this for a sec, that is 7 and 5 PAGES !! for a ONE CREDIT course.

Ok now that I have clarified the insanity of the work load let me go on to the trouble maker part.
I decided that this was to much work for a one credit class so I typed up a petition and got 6 of my fellow classmates to sign it. They all thought I was the smartest and  craziest person on the planet. haha... after I got the signatures I made a copy for my records and proceeded to put the original in an envelope and dropped it off with her secretary.

Next class period I had butterflies.  I didn't know how she was going to react to it. In the petition I stated that her expectations were out of proportion and that we as a class wanted the word count for the rest of the semester to be reduced to 900 word minimum.
She comes in and says "I have something to say class".. (my heart went into my stomach and my academic life flashed before my eyes...lol)  Then she said "in case some of you didn't know this .. some of your classmates made a petition to have the word minimum reduced from 2500 to 900... I just want to say that I am proud of them"...( I was like WHAT ??... proud?? that wasn't what I was expecting..lol)

 She then says "I don't completely agree with the petition but I have decided to grant your request and even better I'm going to one up you .. I am going to make your last paper only 500 word minimum requirement" ( I was like WHAT ! and nearly fell out of my chair from shock !! The last thing she said was " I've been teaching  over 17 years and I have NEVER had a student challenge me or my requirements"  I was like thats because you  never met ME !! I was the first and It felt pretty good to challenge someone and WIN .. I think I might be addicted !..lol  there were High Fives all around in the hallway my classmates said I was awesome.

The moral of the story don't be scared to challenge something ! you never know what will happen.  Think outside the box, go against the grain every now and then.. or even better all the time like me ! you will never have a dull moment in life. !!
Semper Fi, Amber Joy

JOIN THE FUN !!  Awesome link up !!


As for my song Its been raining with LOTS of thunder and lightning and FLOODING in my town which is completely crazy and I've been missing my man like crazy!!  Soooo I though it appropriate  that I play Naturally by selena gomez  ENJOY .. and sorry about the long post .. if you read the whole thing you should get a prize !!



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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

FLOODING ...... If you want water I got it !!

My town was flooded !! this is the video of the main highway near my house that was completely under water..... WOW.... thats all I can say......

Semper Fi, Amber joy

PS try to stay dry out there ;)


Friday, April 22, 2011

Long Distance and being with a Military Man

Long distance relationships are not for everyone. They are almost as hard as boot-camp.. actually they are somewhat of a boot-camp. Its a relationship that is preparing you for your future with a military man. Before you even start dating a guy in the military I would tell you to ask yourself  some important questions.


1. Am I willing to be married to the military and come 2nd to my man even though in his heart I may be first?

2. Am I willing to go months without the emotional, physical, and spiritual support of my man because Uncle Sam has sent him far away for a long "trip"?

3. Am I willing to go without sex for months on end, as well as knowing the man I have given my heart and soul to could come home forever changed by what he saw, or even killed?

4. Am I willing to raise kids on my own for months without my man to help, with the 1 year old up all night  teething, or the 7 year old crying herself to sleep because she misses her Daddy?

5. Am I willing to get pregnant 2 months before a 7 month deployment and know that your husband will miss the birth of your child, and that you will have to go through this without him by your side telling you that everything is Ok and he loves you?

I"m not trying to make this a horrible and negative post at all.  I'm just wanting to show what you(and myself) have for your future if you marry military.  Now there are amazing moments. There is a HUGE pride you have for your man that you can't explain, and many more wonderful traits and character qualities. Plus they usually have HOT bodies to boot :) which is always a great bonus.

Always remember that even though this looks impossible and scary it IS possible.  It can be the most amazing, ADVENTUROUS, wild ride experience of your life,  God will never give you more than you are able to handle. Also think of it this way.  Our men need us standing right by there side supporting them in every way we can. If you look back in history you will see that every great leader and man of stature had an amazing wife standing behind him 1,0000000 percent !
Press on ladies and show your man that you believe in him and that you are by his side through the Good, Bad and ugly that the Military can dish, God has our backs.

Stay Strong and "Have your man's back" you and you alone are the most dangerous weapon to your man. You are the one who can hurt him the deepest... don't use that to destroy him and the work God has for him. Use it to Build him up.

Semper Fi, Amber joy

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Goodnight Moon Link Up: wk 9 and a Lil braggin' about my man.

Good morning Friends ! I hope you are having an AMAZING day. My week has been pretty amazing. My wonderful man called me 2 nights ago and we talked for over 30 minutes.

          I need to just brag about my man for a little bit. He is the perfect man for me ! If God gave me the "tools" to create a man I couldn't have created a more perfect man than the one I have. He can tell when I need him to just say "I love you". He is gentle and strong at the same time. He is selfless and is always ready to help ANYONE if they need it. He is a wonderful teacher and is very patient with me (I have lots to learn about having a healthy relationship). He's a great communicator and he is loyal. He is going to make an amazing husband and father someday. He is my Hero, my love, my better half. and quite frankly I MISS HIM TONS !!!
 What about YOU?? Tell me 3 things you love about your man !!

Semper Fi, Amber joy

About the Song

I don't remember where we were but the song "She's everything" by Brad Paisley came on and my man looked over at me and said "every time I hear this song I think of you"  I LOVE that he's romantic cause I'm not real good at it.  ENJOY ~!


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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Goodnight Moon Link Up: wk 8 and Lots of tears

Let me tell you I have been really proud of myself for taking this deployment so well and not having a pity party or complaining hardly at all.(other than a few I miss him tons moments.) I have done great, this week wasn't so great, have you ever gone strong for so long and then at some point you feel as though you just hit a brick wall ??
  
        Well that moment happened this week, I broke down hard, I have hit an all time low emotionally and all I can say is "I just want him HOME".  I'm trying to be strong but it seems every time he comes to mind tears arrive like clockwork shortly after. EVERY song in the world seems to make me cry and cry. Now mind you I am NOT a crier so this whole emotional stuff is kind of new.  I have never been this emotional !! Every little detail reminds me of my man. I can't seem to focus at all and its not even PMS .. what gives here... I have exactly 4 weeks left of school and I'm trying to focus but I can't.  I don't know what else to say other than I miss my man more than words can say and I can't stop crying.

         My song of course is a sad one and I'm crying as I listen to it... sorry for having a sad post but I figure you all understand... we all have our moments .. and this is mine
Semper Fi, Amber joy

PS. and I also missed a call from my man.... he was down and wanted to hear my voice and I was in class :(




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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

My prayer

Give me the greatness of heart to see, 
The difference between duty and his love for me.
Give me the understanding so that I may know. 
When duty calls him, he must go. 
Give me a task to do each day, 
To fill the time when he's away. 
When he's in a foreign land, 
Keep him safe in your loving hand.
And Lord, when duty is in the field, 
Please protect him and be his shield. 
And Lord, When deployment is so long, 
Please stay with me and keep me strong.

Author ~ unknown

Friday, April 8, 2011

New Glasses

Well the day has finally come. The day I face up to the fact I can't see the signs on the road while driving.. I guess that's important huh?? What do you think ??

Monday, April 4, 2011

A Poem

LOVE 

by Roy Croft

I love you
Not only for what you are,
But for what I am
When I am with you.
I love you,
Not only for what
You have made of yourself,
But for what
You are making of me.
I love you
For the part of me
That you bring out;
I love you
For putting your hand
Into my heaped-up heart
And passing over
All the foolish, weak things
That you can't help
Dimly seeing there,
And for drawing out
Into the light
All the beautiful belongings
That no one else had looked
Quite far enough to find
I love you because you
Are helping me to make
Of the lumber of my life
Not a tavern
But a temple.
Out of the works
Of my every day
Not a reproach
But a song.
I love you
Because you have done
More than any creed
Could have done
To make me good.
And more than any fate
Could have done
To make me happy.
You have done it
Without a touch,
Without a word,
Without a sign.
You have done it
By being yourself.
Perhaps that is what
Being a friend means,
After all.


Friday, April 1, 2011

Letters, Homecoming dresses, and April fools

        I bet you can guess from the title that I got a letter today !!!!  This marks the very first letter I have received from my love in sand-land since he left ;). Let me just bask in this glorious moment... can I say right now that my man is AMAZING.  He is a very talented writer ( though he may deny it), reading his letters makes me feel incredibly loved. The letter was marked march 9th and it only took 23 days to get here (I think thats a record)  :)
msg. on the back of my letter... just a teaser I'm not telling you what else he wrote.. ;)

       Today has also marked another GREAT moment, I have been searching for a dress for homecoming. One that suits me perfectly and makes me feel beautiful and as always I look for comfort first. :)  Well I found the dress !! its perfect and I feel beautiful in it and I know my man will think I"m beautiful no matter what I wear but its important for me to look and feel amazing.
 heres a sneak peak..... picture to come with ME in it eventually

from express website
Last, today is April fools day and I was at the mall for a short moment to get something for a special gift... but I found out that said thing was ILLEGAL in NY (stupid rules).  On a happier note I found my dress ... Anyway I found a very funny car in the lot that was pranked upon, haha and I took a picture. but my camera is being stupid so you will just have to deal with my lovely description.  You know the extra heavy duty plastic wrap ? .. well there was a car COMPLETELY covered I mean wrapped up tight in plastic wrap and then they put sticky notes all over the wrap and then in big bold letters on the back it said 4 sale. (I personally would have put free.. but thats just naughty me.)
 Well there you have it Hope you enjoyed !

Semper FI, Amber joy

PS. feeling REALLY loved and appreciated right now by my wonderful man.
      

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