My stepson has been in Afghanistan the past few months with his unit. My husband has been counting down the days until he’d return to the United States and relative safety. Yesterday morning we received a phone call from the Army that he had been injured. The details were few except:
- they were under attack
- his hand is injured
- he will be evacuated first to Germany
- he will be sent to a US hospital for surgery
After the shock subsided somewhat we are so grateful it wasn’t another kind of Army notification. The kind other parents receive every day. I’m grateful not to hear such horrific news and a feeling a little guilty for being so.
Around the Web
I did get some online reading in this week and wanted to share a few of my favorites.
86 Lemons has a great looking recipe for a sweet and spicy nut mix. Can’t wait to try it!
For some chocolate with your nuts try the Chocolate Pistachio Bark recipe from Veggie Girl.
FitFluential has a week of portable workouts that would be perfect for vacation plans this summer.
Learn about 50 free (or nearly free) summer activities at The Centsible Life.
Surviving and Thriving is giving away a $10 CVS gift card and a subscription to All You magazine. Enter before 7 pm PT tomorrow.
Enter to win a Reebok shirt at Fannetastic Food. It ends tomorrow as well.
Beautiful Giveaways is hosting a giveaway for a Lucy activewear top. Entries close June 13th.
Want to try a Bestowed subscription box without the subscription? Enter the giveaway at Dare You To… before it ends June 7th.
Mom’s Plans is hosting Pascha chocolate (yum!) giveaway. Entries close June 12th.
I had the pleasure of meeting The Healthy Voyager at a media event yesterday. Hurry over to enter the giveaway for a box of personalized YouBars before it ends at midnight today!
That’s it for this week. Take a moment and to think about gratitude.