The reality Is: Another Deployment Is Here!

(I do NOT own this photo, courtesy of google images all rights reserved)

As my heart prepares for yet another deployment, my mind isn’t quite really grasping my husband is really leaving again.

To be quite honest I’m going to miss my husband more than anything.

So many people will never really never know what it’s like to go through a separation for a long period of time. What makes the separation hard for me is that my husband is truly my best friend and helps me so much. There aren’t many husbands who play a big role in their family, but my husband is one of the major key players.

My amazing husband has a job to do with the military and I totally understand that, that’s why my entire family is proud of him.

Being a military spouse you have to understand that your wife or husband has to make true sacrifices such as time away from you. As a wife and mother I am prepared and more than ready to take on all the responsibilities of both my husband and self. Thanking God for building our faith, and our relationship closer. I know for a fact that Jesus has my back, knowing that is bigger than anything I could ever imagine.

Yes -I’m prepared to cry, yes-I’m prepared to have my moments of insanity, but I’m also prepared to make this deployment better than all the other previous ones. I’m prepared to be the woman, wife and mother I always have been, phenomenal!

As a mother, my heart is not ready for when Jaxon ask where his daddy is. I pray that I will be able to comfort him and keep him so busy that the time will just pass. I haven’t really blogged or vlogged lately, however, I plan to make a come back after my mini sabbatical. Not sure when it will end, but I need to be inspired to write or do my YouTube thing.

Thanks to everyone being patient and understanding. If you can’t check on us the best thing to do is pray for our family. Mentioning us in your prayers is one of the greatest blessings. Thanks for reading and always supporting.

Give God A Chance, A REAL Chance

Give God a chance

I love to write when I’m inspired by things that I’ve personally experienced to help encourage someone who can relate to me on some level.

Any chance that I get to talk about God’s hand over my life and how real he is – I will.

There’s nothing fake about how much Jesus has changed me and has blessed my life. The same blessing I have through Christ, you can have it to, but first you have to give God a chance. Give God a real chance to fulfill his purpose over your life. Anyone reading this, has a real purpose.

There may be someone reading this right now who may be having the toughest battle with life, people and relationships; the lord told me to tell you to give all your problems to him. God loves you and will see you through whatever your situation is, just give him a chance.

So many times people do not have patience and want The Lord to be a right now God; everything is about give me, give me and more give me. People forget that some of the best unanswered prayers are the best ones, for our protection or even blessings.

When life doesn’t always go the way we plan as a people, we can give up on God without ever really giving God a chance to fix our circumstances.

This Generation is so quick to tell others that there is no God and make others question his existence. Usually those people didn’t give God a real chance. Just ask yourself have you really given God a real chance?

My constant testimony is on how God changed me , it is what confirms my belief that Jesus is who he says he his. Let God take your heart and your pain. Sometimes God has to really break us to get our attention.

The more my walk and faith grows with God, the more I trust him. This didn’t happen overnight for me, let’s be honest. I was one of those people who believed in Jesus, however, I didn’t ever really give him a chance. My relationship was very lukewarm, always putting God on the back burner. Then one day I gave everything to him and I just wept. There I was going through some of the most challenging times and not relying on God to see me through.

One of my favorite scriptures in the entire bible is

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

I could cry thinking how God knows every situation and every battle; that God loves you so much to conqueror it all if you let him.

To the person who may need this, you aren’t alone, give God a real chance and watch him change your life. God is love.(all images used are courtesy of google, I do not own the rights)

Thanks for reading

-Mia

I washed my husband’s feet!

Today I washed my husband’s feet, not just washed, but a full on pedicure; the absolute works of foot care and love.

Today was a humbling experience for me to do something so special for my husband who doesn’t ask or require much. Not only washing his feet showed love, service and humbleness; it also showed that I’m not above him. I am also his equal partner.

What made me decide to wash my husband feet? In the Bible it speaks about how people in the old days washed others feet as a sign of love, service and humility.

Jesus washed the feet of his disciples as a sign of humility.

Even the woman who had nothing and washed Jesus feet with her hair and tears. The lord was so blessed that she did this.

My husband is a very special man, he is the head of our home and does many things to provide us an exceptional life. A life that I’m truly grateful and blessed to have. My husband never complains about providing for us. I’m not sure of his daily struggles as a man however, I respect the things he faces and still remains the best husband and father. Each day he gets up super early in the mornings, put those hard steel combat boots on and goes to work. Not just any job but as United States Sailor.

I never realized all the stress my husband endures until I looked at his feet. His feet tell a story. A story that doesn’t get heard often. A story of a hard working man who does what he needs to do to provide for his family.

Honestly, I don’t like feet, never in a million years would I have thought of giving my husband a pedicure but it all changed.

It dawned on me that my husband always makes sure that my feet are well kept. My sweetie makes sure that my feet never have to endure what his feet have to encounter daily.

I could cry writing this post because I’m truly blessed at the hard working husband I have. A man who loves God and his family so much.

If you are a spouse, I challenge you to wash the feet of the one you love.

Thanks for reading!!

Oliver Family Vacation Orlando, Florida 2017

Recently my little family and I took a week vacation to Orlando, Florida. What an amazing time we had! Originally when my husband came home from deployment in May, our family was suppose to take one, but conflicting schedules made us push it out until December.

We decided we needed more than 3 days of having a family vacation. Time goes by so fast it’s harder to bounce back, so we decided 7 days should suffice.

The hotel that my family and I stayed at was the Hampton Inn. The Hilton Hotels are the only ones that I’ve found that meet all of our expectations and never disappoint.

SeaWorld

The weather in Orlando was absolutely perfect the entire time. It didn’t rain once, Florida is known to rain throughout the day; no rain for us just sun rays.

I really admire how much theme parks honor our military members. If you don’t know my husband currently serves in the Navy. Bush Gardens/ SeaWorld offers all military members one free day pass once a year including dependents. We didn’t have to pay for our pass for the day, only thing we paid for was parking and food. SeaWorld was an absolute blast. Jaxon, our son, loved seeing all the sea creatures-whales and sea otters. I’m glad we did the trip in December because the park was decorated with all the Christmas decor, trees and lights.

Legoland

What an amazing experience we all had at legoland! Another perfect day and unique sites we loved seeing. This attraction is a must do for all ages. I was so impressed with the section that Legoland had for toddlers. Our son Jaxon did not want to leave. We also got to see amazing structures made out of LEGOs.

Food for our entire trip was….GOOOOOOOD

Y’all when I say the food the entire time we were there was AMAZING, I mean it was AMAZING. If you didn’t know the traffic in Florida is bananas to drive in. I downloaded this app called UberEats(not sponsored).

This app was a complete life saver, basically you order food from anywhere and it’s delivered to you. This worked out to our advantage so that we didn’t have to drive in the crazy traffic.

Overall I’m so thankful to God to have had the chance to spend some much quality time with my boys. I loved every second of being with my husband and son. No set obligations or schedules to do anything or see anyone was the best. My favorite part was sleeping in. I can’t remember the last time when we all slept in past 8:30 a.m ,my husband is normally is up by 530 am back home for work. Sleep was such a luxury for the entire family.

This vacation was well needed and well deserved. We are already planning the next adventure. Thank you all so much for reading! See you in the next post.

Xo Mia Joy!

The Reasons Why I Love My Husband!

Have you ever been inlove with someone? You couldn’t explain why you loved them, you just knew. Just being in the other persons presence meant just enough for you.

I still could never explain fully of how much I love my husband into words. I’m going to try in this short blog post.


I love the person he is. When I first met and started dating my now husband, he was very shy and reserved. Over the last 9 years my husband has opened up to me in more ways I could have ever imagined. My husband is still shy and reserved in some ways but not completely. If you get to know my husband you realize this man is super hilarious and doesn’t even try to be. Sometimes I cry laughing at his silliness.
I love the way he loves me. I haven’t been the easiest person to love. Sometimes I fall short but no matter how I feel, my husband loves me through unconditionally.
It’s almost instinct for him to love me so much.


I love the way he’s a great father to our son. Growing up I didn’t have a father but I had a great man step up and step in. My “dad” Orlando basically left a blueprint of what a father should be. My husband Jason has exceeded all the expectations and qualities of a great father. Our son is so blessed to have a father not only who adores him and care for him, but a father who loves him unconditionally.
I love that he’s a protector and provider. When I say provider I’m not just saying financially, I mean emotionally as well. I love that my husband will find some way to make sure his son and I never want for anything. The sacrifices my husband makes never goes unnoticed.

I love that my husband is making himself better. In order for a man to truly love his family and himself he must Love God, because it is God who loved first. In this walk that we have with Christ it has been a journey awaiting and it hasn’t been easy. God is changing us both so much on the inside it’s starting to reflect our actions and life. My husband has always been a sweetie pie but now days he’s sweeter than pie. I know that it’s through Christ he’s able to love us and himself better.

I love that my husband loves my side of the family, and they love him so much. My husband enjoys all the things we do, games,gatherings and fellowship we have with one another. If you ask my hubby to do something, he will do it without hesitation to make sure you’re straight. Sometimes I’m not always on board but his willingness always gets me on board. You would think that my husband was related to my relatives because he fits in so well. 


I love that my husband is my husband. I never understood why my other relationships never worked out, but the day I married my husband I knew why. God had this man, this special man waiting just for me. A man who would love me and a man I could love with my entire heart.

My husband challenges me in ways I didn’t know I could be challenged. I love that their is someone pushing me to be a better person, a better wife and a better mother.

It hasn’t been the easiest road in marriage but I just love my husband so much. It was never material things or looks that made me love him, it was ALWAYS his heart. Words could never express my love for my husband because he’s so much more than words. I’m excited to continue to grow with my best friend,my partner and the love of my life. You rock babe.
Thanks so much for reading!

Family Day: Water Park Fun

One of the biggest things I’m thankful for in my life is my family. God has blessed me beyond measure when it comes to them.

Recently we had a family day of fun since Summer is ending soon. We decided to go to Water Country USA. My husband has never been before and the last time Jaxon and I went he was 1 years old.


Jaxon our now 2 in half year old really enjoyed himself. Having a son who isn’t scared to swim and slide down slides is great and scary at the same time. This mama was having mini heart attacks from all of this adventurous fun with my tiny human.

I haven’t really talked about my Niece Arianna on a blog post before. Allow me to introduce my beautiful princess, Ari is 7 years old and one of the greatest little humans I know. Jaxon and Ari are favorite cousins. Despite their small age gap, they’re as close as brother and sister. 

I love the bond my niece and son share. During the whole water park trip the two of them spent 99 percent of the time together. Riding slides and floating in a two person float under the water fall. Wherever Ari was, Jaxon wasn’t too far behind.


Not only did we get to spend time with family, we made memories. I got to just sit down and talk to my sister who is my person. Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up and busy with life. Taking time to spend with your family is so important, especially because life isn’t promised tomorrow.

My sister Shanae and I shared one of those churro’s sticks. The churro stick is a cinnamon sugary delightful Spanish dessert. Oh it was delicious. Flashbacks laughing out loud.

 My boys, my heart, and my everything.
I love seeing how great of a father my husband Jason is. Out of all the titles my husband carries, being a husband and father are the best. The way my husband loves our son is the greatest love.

After readjustment of my husband being home 3 months after deployment it has been a good transition.

I really enjoyed having this fun day with my loved ones.  All I ever dreamed of when I was a little girl was for a family of my own. A family to love and adore.

The joy of having my husband and child is amazing. I’m happy that I’m close with my sister and her family. We ALWAYS do fun things together. I just wanted to share the people who keep me going, the people who make my life, and my family who give me purpose.

Thanks for reading!