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Welcome to my family blog. I have been married to Mike for over half of my life. I love my Savior, Jesus. I am a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom to six terrific, interesting children. My 3 oldest were born to me in my younger years, while my 3 youngest were given to me by God in my older years. I am very blessed. ~Cheri


Obligatory Phone Call

After more than three weeks, I finally got that obligatory phone call from Jordan.  I knew it was her because caller ID said Waukeegan, IL.  I thought we had a bad connection, but it was actually Jordan crying, trying to gain her composure.  She is homesick.  We only had 5 minutes to talk.  I kept asking if she was OK.  She said she was, but I know it is hard for her.  She loves home.  She misses her family.  She is a girly girl.  She is not tough, but she is strong.  She wants me to bring her Milk Duds.

We also got another letter from her today.  Please pray for her.  She said every time she gets a letter from us, she cries before she gets it opened.  Physically she is handling it.  She has bruises on her back from doing sit-ups on concrete, bloody blisters on her heels from running, swollen knees from running, a sickness from all those shots.  She is on antibiotics.  She passed her physical fitness assessment.  

One good thing about being in a large family....Jordan learned to sleep through the noise of kids.  I remember how she would come home from work and lie on the couch.  Even with the girls playing and being loud, she managed to sleep quite peacefully.  It really has been to her benefit!  She said she fell asleep sitting up, and once she fell asleep and never moved out of that position the whole night.

This picture was at a costume party in 2009.  I thought it was fitting since Jordan is wearing Mike's sailor uniform.  Who would have guessed she would end up in the Navy?  Definitely not her!  (I was Rosie the Riveter, by the way)

If you think of Jordan, please pray for her.  Thank you so much.

7 kind words:


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Martha @ Berrybliz

I will be praying for Jordan and for you. I love the photo.

My grandmother was a real life rosie the riveter...your photo reminded me of that.

Serving the King

Girl you are KILLIN me. I may have to stop reading your blog. Sob. Sniffle. For some reason every time you post about this stuff it immediately sends my heart into my throat and the tears into my eyes. Hang in there momma! This is the hardest part!! It will get better. It WILL get better. And her homesick heart will heal, and she will have bright future ahead of her. This too shall pass. Hugs! And I will pray for her tonight!!!


Oh, I am so sorry that Jordan is struggling. I'll be praying for strength and peace for her.


Praying for Jordan! I'll get the next card out tomorrow!


Cheri, I've been praying for God's protection, peace, comfort, etc. for Seth, you and Mike, and your family whenever I think of you. (I think I saw Mike at the grocery store yesterday afternoon, talking on his phone, which seems to be the norm!) I'll be praying particularly tomorrow too. Praying for Jordan now also, along with your mama's heart.


Gosh, my heart just aches for Jordan. It's tough to be homesick and physically and mentally exhausted. I will continue to pray for her...and for you, too, Cheri. It must be so hard being mama in times like these...when you just want to jump through the phone and hold your girl and tell her everything is gonna be alright.

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