Victorious Veteran’s

Every year our church celebrates Veteran’s day by asking those who have served to stand and be recognized and prayed over.

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August 1992 I stepped on to a plane to enter a season of life that I had no idea would bring me to my hubby.

For 2 months I completed more push-ups, sit ups, running, marching, and bunk drills than I can possibly count….or even keep track of.

I will admit there were times in the past that I never really thought about what it meant to have served in the military.  To me it was a means to the end.  I had grown up in a very small town.  There were so many factors but the point being is I saw the military as truly the best option for me to be the best version of myself.

While I was in the Navy there were days I really hated it.  I wondered what was I thinking.  It was also a time in my life when I continued to received more sexual harassment than I care to count.  BUT…..there truly were amazing blessings that took place.

First, I met my husband.   Because of him I was able to vocalize my wounds, my rape, my abuses, and so much more.

When I met my husband I felt safe.  I finally felt like I could truly be 100% myself.

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Boot camp alone was healing.  It had been that summer that the penetration rape had taken place.  For me boot camp was about “beating” the emotions out of me.  Or better yet stuffing it all in and becoming as tough as I could possibly be, therefore “I could never be hurt again!”

What I really learned from my service in the military was another way to be an intentional disciple!

When you serve in the military it is NOT about you……IT’S ABOUT THE GREATER GOOD!  You make sacrifices, you put your desires aside to do for others, you have days you really want to throw in the towel but you know others are depending on you so you stand up taller and dig deep to show up and be all you were made to be aka hopefully be the best version of yourself!

And most of all you truly learn what it means to do team work and to be a leader!!!

So today I am able to reflect on my military service with humbling pride.  I don’t reflect on it anymore as “ugh” or “oh yeah I did that….”  No today I reflect and am so very grateful for my years of service.  Years that formed my early adult years.  Years that taught me I was much stronger than I ever would have thought.  And years that introduced me to my amazing husband.

Today I am also reflecting on all the men and women who have made amazing sacrifices for their country.  Who have said yes to provide us the freedoms we sometimes don’t even thing about…..and no to so many of their own desires.

This week reflect on your own dreams….your own sacrifices…..your own ways you serve: your family, your community, your Lord!

Remember to pray, journal, tap, and oil up!!!

Many blessings….prayers….hugs…

Kelly 🙂

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Funky Freedom

I was in a funk the week before last and I wasn’t sure why….

Then it dawned on me….it was coming up on the anniversary of my grandmothers death.

This is what I remember about that day….

I remember my hubby leaving out of town for the week due to work.  I remember my daughter and I having a latte date at Barnes and Nobles when I saw I had missed a call from my dad.  And I remember giving him a call back when I got home……and starting a load of laundry while I packed up knowing I was going to travel 4-5 hours that day to be with my dad and help him with all he needed to do.

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My grandmother died on my military service anniversary date.  Why is this important: she was Navy as well…..she and I were kindred spirits in sooo many ways.

Over the last few years I often find myself laughing when I do something because I realize how much like her I am!

I didn’t grow up spending hours and hours talking and baking with her but I always felt amazing love and acceptance from her.  I was able to be me.  I never felt like I had to prove anything to her.  I never got a lecture or a disappointed look about anything.  And if I entered her kitchen when she was cooking (which everyone else was always promptly kicked out) I never was chastised for being in the kitchen.

Now if you understand the prongs and complexity of Hashimotos, there is amazing studies, research, and evidence about how complicated Hashimotos is in how it is linked to our emotions and traumatic events.

My grandmothers death was the 3rd traumatic event my body endured in a 16-18 month period.  And I am able to understand it better today why her death was the tipping point of my thyroid storm.

My grandmother was my ONE SAFE person.

SHE LOVED ME AND ACCEPTED ME FOR ME!!!

I was always safe with her.  I never had to worry about harsh words form her or teasing or anything negative.  I truly don’t have a single negative memory with her.

I believe the little girl inside of me that was still needing to figure out how to heal from other traumas that were not revealing themselves yet…..well that little girl within felt panic…felt lost…..felt the rug pulled out from under her.

That little girl’s security blanket was gone…..so her body didn’t feel safe and went into disarray!

Even as I sit here writing this I feel amazing warmth thinking of her and profound loss because I realized everything I  am writing is so true.  This amazing light-bulb of realization and connecting the dots is profound, illuminating, and freeing!

Have you had an enlightened moment about a trauma in your life?  Have you had a moment to add just one more piece to the puzzle of your health?!  And have you found freedom in these realizations….revelations!?

Sit with this….pray about this…journal about it…..oil up and tap about it!

Today I’m oiling up with Console, Peace, and Cheer as I tap my thanks for having had a safe person in my life and still loving myself through others ways they can be hurtful through their words!

What are you going to oil up with and tap about!?

Many blessings, hugs, and prayers dear beloved ones!

~Kelly 🙂

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