Why is This Military Spouse Thankful?

Why is This Military Spouse Thankful?

The Holidays we ARE Together: Sure, we have celebrated way too many holidays in separate time zones. But the times my husband is home are times I really treasure. We make an extra effort to spend time together, create family memories, and establish traditions… because we have to make each celebration count for the next year too.

Should You Live Near Base or Move Home for Deployment?

Should You Live Near Base or Move Home for Deployment?

There is no “right” choice about where to live during your spouse’s deployment. Some prefer to stay in their current house or apartment. Other people downsize to a smaller place, or even move in with a friend, to save money during the deployment. Finally, there is the option to move ‘back home’ and live closer to family members. Which choice is best?

On the Anniversary of September 11th

On the Anniversary of September 11th

The effects of September 11 hit home a few weeks later, when my boyfriend went off to Boot Camp. I watched my boyfriend prepare for war. I watched our country declare war. I stood by and supported him as a girlfriend, then his wife, while he fought on the front lines of that war. Again. And again, and again. It is a war that we continue to fight today.

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