Category: military life

I Am NOT a Veteran and Here’s Why

I Am NOT a Veteran and Here's Why

**Full Disclosure: I wrote this post last year on the day after Veterans Day, but after thinking on it I decided not to post it. But every year I get pushed to defend why I don’t feel that spouses should get thanked on Veterans Day, so I decided to share exactly why I feel that…

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At the End of Romantic Moments is Real Life

Moments End... And at the end of romantic moments is real life.

Few things are less real than sudden homecomings. We watch them on TV and fall in love with the romantic ideal of a man in uniform, stepping off a bus, tired and weary. We fall in love with a girl, young and waiting patiently for her lover. We fall in love with their first looks,…

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The Perfection of Homecoming

The Perfection of Homecoming

There are these words that in everyday life are just another word. But at some point, in any life, but especially military life, the word homecoming becomes a loaded term. Homecomings are filled with anticipation, excitement, and anyone being truly honest will admit that a heaping piling of stress comes along for the ride as…

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You Want Me to Eat WHAT!?

You Want Me to Eat What?!

I absolutely love following Mrs. B and the adventures she shares with her family. She is also a military spouse and definitely a blogger worth following, especially if you want to see all of the awesome stuff she does and places she explores while living outside of the US. It will make anyone desperate to…

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Waiting to Heal: 9/11 Thirteen Years Later

Waiting to Heal: 9/11 Thirteen Years Later

What can I say that hasn’t been said before? Each year bloggers, journalists, writers, service members and anyone else with a tie to the events of this day all those years ago share their thoughts and feelings on what it means to them and how it changed their life. For me, thirteen years is such…

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When “See You Soon” Really Means Goodbye

In the time that I have been with my husband, he has only deployed once.  He has had extended training missions, but only the one deployment, shortly after we were married.  I remember when we were dating I didn’t really understand what it was like to be in love with someone in the military.  We…

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Love is NOT All You Need: The Truth About Marriage

Love is NOT All You Need

My marriage is in ruins.  That is my biggest secret.  The perfect couple, that deeply loves, that seem to have been made for each other can’t make their marriage function.  Our friends would be shocked to know the truth hidden behind carefully crafted smiles.   Marriage is not about love.  I hate to say that. …

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