June 13, 2009

Fort Polk

I've decided I'm not much of blogger. But here's another update:

Dreaming of Italy? Wondering what bike rides along Germany's countryside might look like? Belgium? How about Leesville, Louisiana?

Wait. Back up. You mean New Orleans, right? Maybe Baton Rouge? Nope. Fort Polk. An hour from anywhere. Hot as heck...and not at all what I had in mind.

God, didn't you here me? I said, "OVERSEAS!" You've been on a roll. Jason's degree: check. Desire to adopt: check. Travelling: check. Traveling to Europe: un-check.

I know that I will get over it, and enjoy our first duty station. But, honestly...I need a couple more days to wallow in my self-pity. I've never cooked crayfish before. I wonder if that is a mean stereotype?

Fort Polk. "FORT POLK!" The name doesn't even sound exciting...

On a happier note. God IS good. And, I do have faith that He will bring me through this...just as He always has.

Fort Polk. Jeez.


  1. Lots of great folks around Fort Polk, both on and off post, that would love to help you make this assignment an exciting and fantastic experience! You could even learn to cook "mudbugs".
    Welcome to the Army and may God bless your time here.

  2. Thanks a lot! I'm definately warming up to the idea. One of the things I'm most excited about it just meeting new people, and seeing what God has planned for us there. I'm officially done with the wallowing...so bring on the "mudbugs"!

  3. I love the picture in your masthead...it's so cute! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope your Ethiopia process goes smoothly and quickly.

  4. I loved the comment you left on marriage on SCL and will now be a reader of your delightful blog. Just think how even more resplendent Prague or Paris will be after Polk. The folks in Louisiana WILL make up for its scenic deficits, by the way, but I'm sure you are realizing that already.


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