*1* I Believe... in being gracious. People, I think that you should be kind to others and you shouldn't be hurtful or mean to people just because you have the opportunity to be. Rise above the nonsense and be better than your counterparts even when you don't want to.
*2* I Believe... that love isn't boastful; I feel that when people have to run around flashing what they have and talking about their happiness incessantly that they aren't truly satisfied in their relationship. You know the types of people I'm talking about. How completely over-the-top they are. I don't know about you but it doesn't ring true to me. Seems like they are trying to convince themselves they haven't settled or to stay in their current relationship.
*3* I Believe... in family and tradition. People will always come and go from our lives but what I've learned is that family will always be with you. You are born into a family but over the course of your life, you will welcome people to your family; friends, children, wives or/and husbands. These people are precious and you should never take them for granted.
Some of my fondest memories are traditions created with family; Christmases and tree decorating, listening to carols, ect. Big family dinners (when I was 4/5) at Gramma's in NJ... Odd, but most of our traditions are centered around meals/food. Hey, we're Italian- it's what we do! Thankfully, Kevin and I have talked about traditions and have even begun a few of our own: Picnics in the living room and The Nutcracker. I am excited to continue traditions of the family I was born into with the family I've began creating for myself.
*4* I Believe... That you should never make someone a priority when they only make you an option. Enough said.
*5* I Believe... In my husband, his duty, his career as a soldier and the Army. All of us bloggers tend to post about the negatives, the downfalls of this lifestyle. I know that it's difficult to have faith in the Army when it takes people that we love away for a year at a time, when TriCare fails us or when we've been PCSed to the biggest shit-hole imaginable... but it's important to remain faithful. I have to believe that the Army and thusly my husband are working toward something bigger than myself... something I cannot understand; something just completely OVER my head and that at the end of the day everything will work out for the best. I trust in my husbands training and abilities, also that his will to return home to me and our future is unyielding.