Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Military Wife Life

Hi everyone! Today I'm filling in for Lindsey as she enjoys some much deserved time away!

I'm Samantha and I blog over at Hooah and Hiccups. I started my blog as a place to deal with the emotional roller coaster that began when my husband deployed to Afghanistan and to our surprise, I was pregnant!
Being pregnant is hard, but being pregnant with your husband's life on the line on a daily basis is even harder. To make matters worse, I was in the hospital twice for pre-term labor, put on bed rest, and diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes. Crazy, huh? 
It was during this time that I had to dig down and reach for strength I didn't even know I had. I tried so hard not to worry my husband and to stay strong for the baby. They say babies can feel stress so despite the stress I felt on a daily basis, I tried my hardest to brush it off. 

How did I make it through the hardest time in my life? 
Surrounding myself with family and friends. 
Talking about my feelings. 
And praying. 

I may not be overly religious, but I do believe in the power of prayer and the importance of believing in God's plan. I had no control over my own life at the time, and knew the only way to make it through was to believe the Big Man knew what he was doing. I honestly believe I got pregnant because my husband needed a reason to come home. Our baby was that was reason. 
You can read more about our life and stories over on my blog, and I'd love to get to know you better!
Thanks again Lindsey, xoxo! 


  1. I love her blog! I love reading guest posts and getting to read a little bit more about the woman behind the blog.

    Hope you have a wonderful day!

    The Hartungs Blog

  2. I had gestational diabetes also and it was hard having all those appointments and to have your hubs away is even worse. Glad you all made it through only good times ahead.


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