Sunday, August 5, 2007

gone again

Nikki arrived home from San Francisco Friday night. It was so good to see her walk in the door. I just wanted to hug her.

Nikki said that she had a blast and then we went to start packing for her trip to Mexico.

Today I took Nikki almost down to the boarder. It was so nice to just sit and talk with her.

Nikki is growing up so fast and I swear everytime she comes back, she is a little bit more grown up.

On the drive Nikki asked me how I find balance in my life. What? I am 37 years old and I do not think I have found complete balance. I did tell her what I do when I start to get stressed out. I also suggested that she talk to help leaders because they take a lot of trips and I thought they might be able to help her find some balance.

There is a saying that goes something like this.. Marines never wonder if they have made a difference in the world. That is true for Nikki as well.

I just hope that one day I will be able to change the world like the marines and Nikki do.

Amber made $120 dollars this weekend. Amber is happy that she made that money but she is also very discouraged. I know that Amber can do it. Amber just needs a taste of success.

I had a few heart to heart with some of the marines this weekend. I find my self giving advice and then I wonder where the words have come from. I know that they come from my past experiences, but man I never realized how much I have gone through and how much I have learned.

This weekend has been a blur to me. Rusty and I went in different directions this weekend. I swear the man keeps worse hours then he did when he was on active duty.

So, tonight we went out to dinner. Just the two of us. I wantedto sit down and tell him everything that went on around here. I sometimes wonder if Rusty feels like he is missing out on some stuff. I know that he missed a lot while he was on active duty, but I have never asked him how he feels now.

OH! I go three pumpkins! I picked them yesterday. I was so happy! I think I am going to plant some more and see if I can't get them to come up closer to Halloween.

That was my weekend in a nut shell. Not very exciting, but that is good.


lisa41076 said...

Kelli, you are such a warm and caring person, hope you have a good upcoming week, Hugs Lisa

louiseb411 said...

Kelli, glad you had a great weekend. Glad Niki is safe and sound she sounds like a great kid. Tell Amber I have seen Harry Potter now and finished the book. Love Louise xx

deshelestraci said...

Sounds like you are making an impact on the Marines in you home AND you own kids.  Anytime some one asks for advice I would say you are an important person to them!  Nikki sounds like she is having a great summer!  Hope she has a minute or two to relax before school!

seraphoflove9001 said...

You are such a good mother! :o)

zoepaul6968 said...

sounds like you had a fun packed weekend. me i just worked lol

cgtperkins said...

Glad you had a quiet weekend. That is nice that you and Rusty went out alone....alone time is always good!!

rdautumnsage said...

Sometimes it's not always the wisdom that is passed on from you, it's the person behind the words. The fact that you take the time to talk and listen to these Marines means more than you will ever know. They need to know before they go out in the world someone does care.....Glad you and Rusty had some one on one time. (Hugs) Indigo

helmswondermom said...

I hope Nikki has a great time in Mexico.  She really is starting to grow up, isn't she?

lurkynat said...

dearest Kelli,
what an inspiring entry Kelli@ Nikki is awesome!
I am so proud to know you because you make a ifference to all of your family, friends and to people in the service!
So glad you two got some time together!
love, nat

loverobin32 said...

Nikki is beginning to make me feel so lazy...LOL...I dont even want to leave the house and she is out there go, going, gone all the time. Tell her to bottle up just an ounce of that energy and send my way but then again when I was her age I probally had more than I do now...GOD IM OLD! LOL! Hugggs, Robin

nay0114 said...

Yeah on the pumpkins. I'm sure he does feel he's missed out on a lot. My husband missed out on everything and anything to do with our children and I believe it is why he feels no connection with them at all.
Take care, Chrissie