Monday post…its almost Tuesday

Considering the fact that its almost Tuesday I could wait to post, but I just love getting the “work” week off to a good start.  However, it is Columbus Day, so really the work week begins tomorrow.  Hope those that had a three-day weekend had a wonderful time spending it with family and/or friends.  At least this week is one day down already before it really even begins (for those of you that work).
So my random miscellany for this Monday is the fact that last week I had the extreme pleasure to be invited to a Joining Forces event at George Mason University.  For those of you that don’t know what Joining Forces is, let me fill you in on this amazing thing created by Our First and Second Ladies.  Mrs. Obama and Dr. Biden spent many hours meeting with military families and those affected by the military life.  Dr. Biden herself, is one of those affected people.  Her son, is in the military.  She watched her granddaughter go through the pain of a deployment.  She watched her granddaughter’s school rally around her and support her through that deployment.  Joining Forces is a “national initiative  to mobilize all sectors of society to give our service members and their families the opportunities and support they have earned.” {citation}.  Joining Forces works to find and build support in Education, Employment and Wellness.  I think its wonderful.  It is a blessing to be appreciated and sought out.  I know that there are plenty of other people in the world that have a difficult time.  It is such an amazing thing to be appreciated and to be recognize the unique aspects of our life that make things difficult.   I know, we signed up for it.  But in the spirit of a another amazing organization, The Travis Manion Foundation,  if not me, then who?  That’s not meant to sound like we are just these amazing super human people, that are second only to God, and should be worshipped…no.  It’s a calling for us.  My husband is good at what he does, and I love him for it.  Its really hard sometimes, but in the end its worth it.  I hope I never stop saying that no matter what comes our way.  Organizations like Joining Forces make it all the more easy to keep thinking that way.  So check out Joining Forces and Operation Educate the Educators, which was the topic of conversation at the even I attended last week.
And perhaps the coolest thing of note that day…besides standing awesome close to secret service (the Criminal Justice graduate in me was totally nerding out), was the opportunity to meet Dr. Biden!
Hope you have a great week!  If you’re a new follower, thanks for stopping by!  Let me know and I’ll be sure to follow you!  Hope you’re able to stay around a bit and check out some of my other great posts, general reviews, cloth diaper info and all my book reviews (which is one of my favorite parts!).

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  1. Sounds like a great organization and how wonderful that you can be a part of it! I just found your blog and am fascinated to read about the life of another military wife and mom. We live in Sicily now for my husband's assignment and I love blogging about daily life in Italy. Such a fun way to stay creative and connected while working happily at home!

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