Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Remembrance Day...

Today I am visiting the archives, back in April I posted this on my old blog RMD Jewellery as a tribute to my husband and all military personal around the world on ANZAC Day but it's just as appropriate today as it was then.

Please respect the 1 minute of silence at at 11am on 11 November on Remembrance Day in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts.

 Lest We Forget...
This is not an empty phrase. For many people Anzac Day is just another day, a holiday, but it should be so much more to everyone.

As the wife of a military man and ex-military myself, ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day are two of the most important days of the year to me, days to acknowledge the contribution our husbands, friends and family make to the military, both in the past, present and future.

It is so easy to forget what they sometimes go through, what they are willing to sacrifice, especially when 80% of the time my husband leaves every day for a normal 9-5 work day and everything seems normal.

Then there are the days he comes home to tell me he is off somewhere dangerous, even only for a few days, flying in and out, I don’t sleep and look forward to the day he comes home.

My husband has seen a-lot in his time in the Air-Force on transport planes, helping in the clean-up of the Bali Bombings, Humanitarian disaster relief including the Cyclone in Burma, The 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami where he was near the danger zone when the Nuclear Power Plants were at risk and many more. Not to mention time in Iraq, Afghanistan and other long deployments into conflict areas.

So when we think about ANZAC and Remembrance Day, it’s not just about the past men and women whose lives were lost and served with honour, but about the present and the future men and women who continue to protect us, give their lives and their loyalty.

I am very proud to know so many men and women like this as a part of the military family and I say THANK YOU to you all.

So please, please everyone teach your children the importance of recognition, of honouring these men and women who are often taken for granted, after all, one day your children might be the men and women being sent overseas into dangerous conflicts putting their lives on the line with courage and commitment.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them. Lest we forget.

Monday, September 29, 2014

RAAF Globemasters in the Great Cycle Challenge to Support Kids with Cancer

Globemasters Cycle Challenge

This month my RAAF husband and his fellow Defence workers and Members are running a cycle challenge to support research for kids with Cancer.
This is a wonderful cause for the benefit of Children’s Medical Research Institute so please support this fundraiser or if you cannot donate, please help share this cause to the widest possible audience.

Visit their Cycle Challenge page for more information about the Cycle, the cause and how to donate Globemasters Cycle Challenge

Good luck guys, although I am having a little giggle to myself knowing my hubby has to cycle 25kms per day to meet his goal.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Five Things...I Hate about Monday's

It's the start of the weekly routine and the first day of the week I have to set an alarm, I hate the sound of the bloody thing.

I hate Monday traffic, it's like everyone had a brain fart over the weekend and forgot how to drive or they are all running late so Monday morning traffic is particularly frustrating.

My weekend snuggles. On the weekend our daughter runs into the room and climbs into bed with us for snuggles. Some days we may get just 5 minutes before she is off to play with the dog or watch her favourite weekend cartoons, but its something I look forward to all week and the start of the week heralds the end of our family snuggles.

The Whining
Yep that's right, Monday is the start of the school week and you can almost set your
clock to the fact the my daugther will start complaining about having to go to school, trying to cajole me into giving her the day off or walking round the house forcing herself to cough to try and convince me she is not well.

Being tired
The weekend is the time to stay up late and forget about clocks so by the time Monday comes around I am feeling a little low and tired from lack of sleep after staying up late and not being free to sleep in to make up for it. Bad routines to get into but I don't seem to be able to help it as I just switch off to the clock on the weekend.

What is your least favourite thing about Monday's or do you have Five Things... you want to share in comments?