When we got pregnant, my first thought was a blur of joy and shock. My second thought was to count through the nine months it would take to grow you to see if daddy would be home for your birth. Continue reading “A letter to our military child”
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Nov. 21: What is the one thing you wish people better understood about something in your life?
One of the biggest misunderstandings people have about me is my happiness. I am an optimistic person, and I do have a generally happy-go-lucky personality. I firmly believe that this positive outlook is contagious and self-fulfilling. That said, there’s nothing that bothers me more when people use my optimism against me.
I started this blog when I learned that my husband and I were expecting, just two months before our cross-country move. This marked the start of an exciting journey, but also a tough goodbye as I left 3.5 years of hard work behind me, saying goodbye to a career I had tirelessly advanced in a community I adored. Continue reading “Conquered: My biggest fears about being a stay-at-home mom”
I don’t really think of myself as a military spouse. I think of myself as a wife – perhaps because I don’t know any other life. To me, marriage has always been and will always be marked by dreaded bouts of distance followed by highly emotional homecomings, too many acronyms to be considered English, a transient “home” from one station to the next, and dirty boots and uniforms that acquire too much closet space. This is just my norm as a wife. Continue reading “What being a military spouse is really like”
One of the most unsuspecting challenges of pregnancy thus far has been its impact on my marriage. I had this vision that my husband would be overjoyed at the news and would seamlessly step into the unknowns of parenthood with me day by day, hand in hand. Continue reading “What pregnancy has done to my marriage”
Last year’s birthday couldn’t be more different than this year’s. Sean was deployed, though due to come home soon. After 7 months apart I was fully adjusted to doing my thing. I was rocking the job of my dreams, surrounded by dear friends-turned-family, with plenty of spare time to pursue my own passions. Everything was on my terms – keyword: my. Continue reading “My birthday will never be the same”
It’s not that any military spouse actually looks forward to a deployment the same way we count down to homecoming, but there are certainly positives to the distance that tend to get buried underneath the negative connotations of long-distance love. Continue reading “Why deployments are actually the best”