Friday, April 24, 2009

Friday, Friday.....

I'm actually writing this post on Sunday. I've got all my posts ready to go for the week and now it's time for a post on Friday. I'm actually dreading Friday. That's the day we say "so long" to Sam for a year.
I was going to do an army card with either the Hero set from The Greeting Farm or use Jami's wonderful set, Come Home Soon but well, I just can't. Guess it's too close to home.
So I just decided that this day on my blog would just be a no card day.
Instead, use the time you'd normally use to leave a comment to:
  • go hug someone
  • tell someone how much they mean to you
  • smile at a stranger~~you never know when that smile could mean the world
  • send a card to someone just because
  • just take a moment and be thankful for all in your life
  • Remember all those military families that go through what I'm doing today on a regular basis
  • Just take a moment and "be"

I'll be back to cards tomorrow. Thanks for all your support, prayers, thoughts and kind words, they mean so much to me!!

Edited to add that we did take him this morning at 5:00 am. Poor kiddos had to get up at 4:45 am. I'm letting Matthew stay home from school. Sigh....let's start the countdown, 365 more days to go.


lilacanglia said...

He is in my prayers,
and sending a special hug to you,

Christine said...

Well said.


Christine said...

Give Sam an extra goodbye hug from all your blogging friends and tell him to come home safe!


Heather said...

Hang in there Danni!! I'll be thinking of you today!

Jacque said...

(((((Danni)))))) are very special to all of us...Sam and all of your family will be in my thoughts and prayers...Let him know how much I appreciate him for insuring my everyday freedoms...Love ya...Jacque

Kristie said...

I wish I could hug you in person! Your family is in my thoughts, I know it will be rough for you, remember you're got lots of people all over this country in your corner! We're here whenever you need us!

susan55040 said...


You are in my thoughts today. Hang in there if you need to talk I will be here all day just drop me a line. I know today will be extremely hard.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

Feel my arms giving you a big hug! Please let hubby know he's in my prayers as are you & yours.

Big hugz,

ittybittyinkspotstoo said...

Danni, big hugz and prayers going out to you and Sam and the kids. I always say a prayer for our heros.
If you need anything or just want to chat, i'm here for you.
BIG ((((((hugz))))))

Kim said...

Oh Danni, big hugs for you and the kiddos and I'll be praying for you all and your husband. I hope you'll keep us updated and maybe we can shower him with some fun cards as the year passes.

Nicola said...

Big hugs to you Danni and also to Mathew and Annabelle. I am praying you all have the strength needed to see you over the next 365 days.
Love n Hugs,
Nicola -x-

Anonymous said...

Sending you lots of hugs and prayers for you and your family!! Wishing you all the best my friend!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Danni I am sending you the BIGGEST (((((HUG)))))) this morning and praying for your entire family during these next months. You know that your extended stamping family is here for you, friend! Do something fun today...tomorrow and Sunday, too! :) Lots of love,j.

Teresa H said...

Sending big hugs to all of you!!

Maria Matter said...

{{{squishy hugs}}}}

Nancy said...

Sending huge hugs from made me cry this morning, but you also made me appreciate my family, my country and my life. Hang in there!

Susan said...

Hugs and so much love coming your way. Not much that people say will help you but know we're here supporting you and Sam and praying for him as well as all of our men and women who proudly serve. This too shall pass.

Much love,


Christine Riley said...

Much love and hugs to you and the kids and special thanks to Sam and all our brave men and women serving overseas. We are all here for you. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Big Hugs, Christine

Heather said...


Just know that you have all the respect from so so many Americans. When you sign up to be a Military wife you basically sign up to be a Single parent for at least part of your kiddo's lifes and I have so so so much respect for you because of what you are willing to give up for Americans freedoms!!!

Once you have an Addy for Sam let us know I would like to try to send him a card once a month.

I have tears streaming down my face for you right now!! I grew up a Army brat, but I truely do not know if I would be willing to do it as a Mom and for that I am so so so so thankful to those of you who are!!!

All week has been a rough week and I am not used to Hubby being gone for more than a day or two at a time, and a month around Harvest time basically so I just do not know how you can handle it I WILL keep you in my thoughts and prayers though I doubt that brings you much comfort at the moment but I hope it will help in the long run!!!

I wont say it will be O.K. or Hang in there because I bet right now you do not feel much like Hanging in there!!! You know what that is O.K. to feel that way right now!!!


Sandy R said...

Much love to you, Sam and the kids. You're all in my thoughts and prayers today and in the time to come.

Netta said...

I woke up this morning and remembered today was the day....Danni...big big hugs coming your way for you and kids. I be counting down the days with you.

Sheri said...

Oh Danni...I wish I could really...really wrap my arms around you and tell you, that you've been in my heart and on my mind all the time you read'll be 364 more days...and counting! {{{HUGS}}}

Harriet Skelly (SCS hskelly) said...

Sending bug hugs to you Danni. I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers!

Kimmie0270 said...

I'm praying for his safety, for your strenth, and for the children's understanding. Thank you for your sacrifice.

Maria said...

Big hugs to you Danni! I'm sorry that your DH has to go. The sacrifice that the soldiers, wives, and family is a lot and I thank your husband, you, and your family for that sacrifice.

Take care and we'll be here for to support you!


Anne said...

Danni it's so hard on you. But men like your Sam are making the world safer for all of us - so a big THANK YOU to him from me and hugs to you


Karen Wilson said...

Danni - HUGE hugs to you and your family. So many ppl have said on here that it's ppl like your Sam that are helping to make this world a better place to be.

((((HUGS))) to you and your family and a safe return to Sam.

Michele Spera said...

Hi Danni
even though Im away right now, I felt like I still needed to get on and send you my hugs and let you know I'm thinking of you and your kids and Hubby today and My prayers are with you
If you ever need to talk you know where to find me and Im going to call andrew at fort leonardwood right now and tell him his mom loves him a whole bunch!
We all appreciate what you go through, I may just be a mom of a military boy but I truly appreciate all of you that live it everyday.
Hugs From your extended military family the Spera's

Jodi said...

Danni, just wanted to let you know that I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. I am not a military wife but I have friends here that have their spouses away in Iraq too. I am here for you if you need to talk about whatever!
Jodi =)

MarieL said...

Hello Danni,
Boy the days sure past by quickly, since you told us that Sam would be going to Irak again, soon. I know it is really hard for you and the children, but as you can see, we will be here for you. You have my email address and if you feel you just need to write, I am here anytime for you.
You and the family will be in my prayers....many, many hugs ... Marie

PBrown9624 said...

I'm sending hugs your way. It must be really hard but we are so appreciative for your husband's service to our country. Stay strong & I hope it goes by quickly for you & the kids. I will keep you & your family in my prayers.

Kim said...

Big hugs sweetie!!! Sam will definitely be in my prayers as well as you and the kids.

Ann said...

Sending hugs to you and prayers to hubby.

Beth said...

Here's hoping the stamping community can put a little smile on your face every once in a while and be there for moral support over the coming months :)

dolcreations said...

Your blog is wonderful. A friend sent me to your blog and I'm glad she did.

dolcreations said...

Thank-you for replying so quickley to my comment! It must be so hard to let your husband go for a year.
Stay strong and my thoughts are with you and your family.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Danni, I am in tears for you now thinking about what you must be feeling today as your husband leaves. I can't even imagine. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Hugs my friend. I am always here if you want to chat.

Jacilynn said...

My prayers are with you and your family. Thank you so much for your husband and your families sacrifice for our country!
Beautiful thoughts.

inkypuddles said...

You, Sam and the kiddos have been in my thoughs all you will be everyday...God bless your family!
Hugs to all and see you in 28 days!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Big hugs to you my friend.

Mae said...

Danni-I will keep you all in my prayers. I am honored that he is sacrificing his time away from your family to keep all of our families safe. A great bigh THANK YOU to all who serve & protect! Keep that smile!

Aud said...

Oh Danni, nothing much I can say that will help you in any way... I'll be thinking of you and your family, and pray that Sam comes home safe.
Sending you all big, big hugs!


Dawn (flowergal36) said...

I am sending out huge hugs to you and lots of prayers. I cannot even imagine how tough this must be for everyone. I too want to thank you and your hubby for doing this for all of us out here. Hugs.


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