As the anniversary of the most wonderful day of my life approaches, I can do nothing but be thankful! Thankful that the Lord allows me to wake up each day, thankful that my dear sweet husband is safe, thankful that I have wonderful family and friends who don't "forget" about me just because I live in Texas. I can honestly say that I have never been so proud to be Mrs. James Burton! The work that Jamie is doing and will do is wonderful, and every day I love him more and more!
Looking back on the past year, Jamie and I have been through little and a lot at the same time. Few holidays and big events together, but many small hurdles. Such as not speaking for weeks at a time due to him being in the field; or playing phone tag when he can only call at one time during the day due to my work. Married life is fabulous, but I have to assume that it will be even better when I get to see my husband every now and again! :) This year has been tough, but very doable.Being an Army wife is certainly a challenge, but I have no doubt in my mind that the Lord put us together because he knew that we would be just fine!
As I reflect on this past year, I cannot help but wonder what is next? What does the good Lord have in store for us now? So much has changed in just 365 short days! Marriage, moved across the country, new house, new job, and the husband being deployed. To me, it seems like just another day, but to some it seems impossible. It really humors me when non-Army people look at me with sad puppy dog eyes when they ask me about my husband and I begin to tell them. Why are you sad?? Are you going to miss my husband for me?! HA! I'm not sad, I'm living my life, and so should you! I am an Army wife, which means that I will spend too much time away from my husband...its what we do! :) I just hope and pray that this next year will be better than the first and brings amazing things to the Burton's!