Author Archives: April

About April

I am married to a soldier in the National Guard. We have three children, 14, 9, and 8. Life has been a roller coaster for us, but I am thoroughly enjoying the journey.

Bittersweet Changes are coming

It is with mixed emotions that I announce the end of my blog!  It is a bittersweet moment for me, because this blog had become a place of healing.    It started with Aaron’s deployment to keep family and friends … Continue reading

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Website Fun!

She said SHUT UP!!  And I laughed!   Yes, that would be the conversation Dina and I had during a discussion over the website.   I was being a smarty pants and retold her what to do.  She replied “shut up, I … Continue reading

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Awful, Beautiful Life

I have been reflecting a lot on life recently.  An older country song has been on my mind.  It was funny because I couldn’t even remember the name of the song or words….I just remembered the words “tragic, beautiful life”.  … Continue reading

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Veteran’s Day 2014

Veteran’s Day is a day set aside to honor those men and women who serve in our Armed Forces.   We get patriotic, fly our flags, post pictures of our loved ones, and say Thank you to all the Veterans.  Yet, … Continue reading

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Stronger

“What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger.”  I have always disliked that statement, because it seems like things are always coming at me, and I get tired of being strong.  Nothing has really changed.  This statement has been coming to … Continue reading

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Got Confidence?

Since making my announcement to train for Ironman 70.3 Augusta(2015) and Ironman Chattanooga (2016), there has a been many discussions over abilities and confidence.   Because of these discussions, I have also been watching those around me.  I am shocked at … Continue reading

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I WILL BE AN IRONMAN!

It has been 81 days since Ironman 70.3 Muncie.   About 10 days before Muncie, life began to get crazy and hasn’t stopped since.  My life has been full of major drama for 90 days.   It gets tiring.   After Muncie, I … Continue reading

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