My name is Amber. I’m a former Marine wife (now Oil field wife), a 2 time boy-mom, with 2 fur babies. Jester, a pit bull and Lily, a dachshund. I am a stay at home mother and have been for the better part of 11 years. I am a lover of most all things Texas, because TEXAS. I’m not exactly a sports fan but I do like basketball, most of all the San Antonio Spurs. And now, thanks to this little blog, I am a new blogger! I’m very excited about the journey I’m being led down.
My husband spent nearly 10 years of his life as a Marine. He is (and we are) very proud of the time we spent as a part of this amazing military organization. The things we learned and the friends we made are something we could never replace. Its so much a part of who we are now, its a part of our lives I won’t ever regret. I’ve always been a pretty patriotic person but once you’re married to someone in the military, something changes. You go (or I did) from pretty patriotic to full blown “Merica mode. You have more than anyone’s fair share of flag stuff. Military shirts stuffed in drawers to outfit your entire extended family, and mine is LARGE. And somehow it never seems to be enough, you keep getting more and more. You cry at the national anthem, ok maybe just me. And the sight of someone in any uniform makes you puff up your chest a little bit.
Being a stay at home mom was never really a goal of mine, we decided this once I was pregnant with our first child. Overtime I have realized it was definitely the best decision for our family. I realize not all families have the luxury of having a parent stay at home or just choose not to. To those families, I applaud you for making it work and rocking it like only you can. When I think of working outside of the home all I can think about is the amount of laundry and when it’s gonna get done if I’m working during the week. Haha!! I’ve made it work a few times and just found if you do one or 2 loads a day you wont spend the whole weekend doing it.
I am a bit of an introvert meaning I tend to keep to myself for a bit while I’m feeling people out. This usually means I’m quiet until I get comfortable with someone. This sometimes makes people think that I maybe I’m a bit snooty or stuck up. I promise, I’m really not. I am a homebody and would almost much rather spend the evening at home with my family, dogs and blankets than to go out somewhere. It’s so comfortable here, my required attire is comfy pants and a t-shirt. If that’s wrong I just don’t want to be right. I’m sure my husband would enjoy for me to get dressed more often but he’s used to it and smartly enough doesn’t comment on it much. Ok, ok y’all, I’ll work on it.
We currently live in New Mexico but we are proudly from the GREAT state of Texas and cannot wait to get back. (I hear the Moana song in my head “it calls me…”) While it’s not exactly where we would prefer to be, it seems like there are plenty of lessons to learn.
Y’all will get a little glimpse into our life (hope you’re ready). I am very excited to see where God is taking me on this new adventure.
To learn a little bit about why I started Grace in the Wait, check out this post.
Have an amazing day y’all, see ya next time!!