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28 Weeks and Shooting in Heels!

“The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.” -2Peter 3:9

Yes, the days are super long, and sometimes it feels like they’re never going to end, but eventually night time comes and another day soon follows. I’ve had so many moments this week when I’ve felt the loneliness caving in on me. I’ve become addicted to busyness, and I can’t make it stop. It’s become natural now to be juggling multiple unnecessary tasks. I can’t even count how many times this week that I’ve forced tears back into my eyes so that the people around me don’t become uncomfortable or think that I can’t handle this. I can. His strength carries me in my weakness, and I will boast in His strength that pushes me. I’m happy to be a damsel in distress with my God who rescues me and my Man of God who dries my tears when we’re oceans apart. I love that He’s shown me a new piece of the puzzle that He’s putting together for His glory in this deployment. I’m proud to say that my husband is now one of the 2 answers to prayer for the church service on his base in Afghanistan. He will be alternating weeks with another soldier as the piano player for the traditional church service. 🙂 Isn’t that so cool? I’m so happy for him! He worships with his fingers on the piano keys, and he’s been really missing that special time between God and Him. I’m excited to see how God uses this to further His kingdom and my husband’s overall morale. As for me…I’ll be alright. Just another day, right? I’m already cringing just thinking about the activity planned for next week…it’s gonna be slimy. But, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. This week’s activity first! Shooting in Heels!

Headed out to go shooting!

So, I have been looking forward to this week’s activity ever since I booked it through living social a month ago! If you haven’t checked out living social before, you totally should! I get great deals on exciting activities all the time! This particular activity was a combined adventure of shooting, a delicious dinner of tacos, and an added bonus of beer for those that chose to accept (We did not. Beer can be delicious, and shooting is fun, but beer + shooting = not for me) I got to shoot a 22, a 38 special, a 45,  a glock 40, and an AK-47. My mom came up to visit, so she joined me. It was so much fun, and I plan to do this again and again! All of my stress left when each bullet exited the chamber. What a rush! And, like the Classy Cathi that I sometimes am, I did it all in heels.

Waiting in Heels
and Eating in Heels
The security briefing
Me Shooting in HEELS! (with a super obvious wedgie)
My mom shooting in HEELS!!!

We were taken into a room and shown the proper way to hold and set down a gun. We were taught the dangers and the safeties involved once we would set foot inside the range room. Pregnant women are not allowed to shoot, because (besides the obvious) the baby doesn’t have any ear protection, and the booms can cause hearing problems and even hearing loss. So, wait until you pop that little blob of cuteness out before you decide to pull the trigger!

I’m so ready to go back soon! This place was wonderful! The staff was great, the living social staff was awesome, and it was SO MUCH FUN!! I know I’m gonna have a nasty bruise from the AK, but it was totally worth it. Check out the video of me shooting the AK-47:

Mom burned her chest and bazoobies (this is just her chest, don’t freak out)
Got a blood blister from the AK-47, and it’s gonna be a beautiful bruise!

My target after the 22
Mom’s target after the 22

2012 – The year I shot an AK-47

Until next week, send your crazy to me since I’m going there anyway!

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