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Rynn's Blog: Episode 4
Posted: Mon 12/10/2012 11:13 AM
The kids had a GREAT time on the trek. They can't put all of that on the show, but we sat in our kitchen for over an hour talking all about it! I'll post some awesome pictures from it soon. I could tell how much the kids grew from that experience, and how they developed some really great friendships. Humbling experiences teach you a lot about yourself, don't they? While my kids were having theirs, I was having mine. It's humbling to ask for help, but I'm glad I did.
I recommend The Five Love Languages for Teenagers and The Five Love Languages for Children. I was totally off on Kade and MacKenzie's love languages. Because MacKenzie and I like to go shopping, I always assumed her love language was receiving gifts. Turns out that's really low on her quiz. Don't get me wrong, we do enjoy shopping together, but that's not what makes her feel like I love her. It's hard to read teenagers--because of the hormones and changes....what they really need might not be what they act like they want. I learned so much about my kids and I find that now "I get them" instead of taking their behavior personally. Just a side note: when we were taking our "Five Love Languages" quiz, it was just a few days before Casey was coming home for his two week R&R. Life had been really busy with real estate and filming and I was stressed out! I had a BIG, ugly fever blister on my lip! Thanks Kevin, for doing such a good job filming that. No one can see it too much during that scene! I'm not a vain person, but THAT was embarrassing!
COL Goins' R&R was very moving. The things that he and Yolanda shared on camera were powerful. They even brought Casey to tears! Thank you to 44 Blue and OWN for allowing my family to take this journey with them through our deployment.
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