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You’re not the friend I thought you were.  Sometimes, I feel naive and foolish for believing that friendships could span the distance. 3,000+ miles is a long way. I thought that maybe this time it would be different. We raised babies together. We cried together. We laughed (a lot) together. Your family was my family […]

Friendship, Military Life

March 9, 2020

For a Season

Broken Friendships

I have been a military wife for almost 12 years. In that 12 years, our family has lived in five states, seven different houses, been across the United States states five times, logged thousands of miles on the road and in the air, missed family funerals, missed weddings, missed birthday’s, packed, unpacked and repacked more […]

Friendship, Military Life

November 5, 2019

Treading in Shallow Waters

A few days ago, I posted something on Instagram that received a lot of really honest feedback from my followers. For those who aren’t following the government shutdown, we are right in the middle of it. We moved to California last July and with that transition came a lot of changes for our family. Changes […]

faith, Mental Health, Military Life

January 18, 2019

Three Things to Stop Saying to Someone who is Struggling

I had an entirely different post prepared for today. Had a post about how full of love and excitement my heart has been these last few weeks. And then we had a situation arise here on Kodiak that changed our day a little bit. I’m sure some of you saw the news. That there were […]

faith, Military Life

April 12, 2012

When Other Things Matter

I have a million things that I could talk about today. I could talk about the tears I shed when someone I consider to be a dear friend, though we’ve never met in person, messaged me on Twitter to let me know that she was expecting. She wanted to tell me, personally, before announcing it […]

Family, Lifestyle, Military Life, Work at Home Mom

March 15, 2012


This year we went out on a limb and gave our families a really custom and really sentimental gift. We sent gift cards, too just so they’d have something a little more “physical” to use for the holidays, but I think the highlight of their Christmas was this video we had made by our family […]

Military Life, Random Things

December 25, 2011

Sweet Home Alabama

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Courtney Kirkland is a Southeast Alabama Writer & Designer. Since 2008, Courtney has passionately provided beautiful, intentional design to small businesses & bloggers and encouraged thousands to walk in a rich faith in any situation.

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