Friday, June 25, 2010

New Blog Friday-Lora

Welcome to the first edition of...

This week I am featuring a VERY AWESOME lady. Lora over at My Camo Kids (An Army Wife Life) is one of the most awesome women I have ever met (and I really mean that). Lora started out as an IRL friend long before either one of us ever had a blog. I met Lora  in 2006 when Mike was only a 2nd LT and we were headed to his very first unit. Her husband was moving on in the Army (by way of Afghanistan) and Mike was taking his position. I will never forget the first time I met her, we were at a minor league baseball game. She was wearing the most beautiful little girl. She was tiny. I am pretty sure she was only about 4-5 months old but to me she could have been a newborn. She had two ridiculously cute little boys (about 8 and 5) running around beneath her feet, tugging on her and cutting between her legs as she walked, but she never even broke her stride. She was a professional.
Lora quickly became a friend. While we never hung out as much as either one of us would have liked, we always knew the other was there if we needed something. She listened to me whine and cry about infertility and miscarriage.While she is anything but infertile, she never uttered a single insensitive word or suggestion to relax. She showed up at my baby shower with the biggest smile on her face and a HUGE basket of goodies for Mr. London.
We are now hundreds of miles away from each other, but Facebook and Blogger have enabled us to stay current in each other lives. She now has a new baby boy, who looks just like his big sister. Not only is Lora a rocking blogger, but she is a pretty awesome lady in general.

Please go show Lora some love!




A little message from Lora:


Hello out there, bloggy friends! My name is Lora and I am SO excited about this opportunity here at Infertility Overachievers to share a little bit about my own piece of the interwebs.
I am a 28 year old mother of 4 (Yes, my oldest is nearly 11. Feel free to do the math. Math is fun!) ranging in ages from nearly middle-school to barely teething. They provide me with endless entertainment and limited sleep, which creates the perfect environment for blogging in my opinion! My husband is an officer in the United States Army, and being a military family has influenced every aspect of our lives in ways that I never could have imagined. He is currently serving his second tour of duty overseas; his first was to Afghanistan for all of 2008 and this go-around he’s in Iraq.  
People outside of the military often speculate, “I don’t know HOW you do it!”. I hope that through my writing I am able to show them a glimpse of the real “how”: how things get done (or not done), how its ok to be strong and still have weak moments, and how to find the silver linings in this way of life. It’s not always easy, or pretty, but we are all definitely learning and growing each day. I hope you will take the time to come on over and see what our adventures are all about!  
Here is her linky one last time in case you missed it above! LORA at My Camo Kids (An Army Wife Life).