A Knock on the Door During Deployment

A few nights ago, when someone knocked on my door I realized for the first time what other Army spouses meant when they told me that a knock on the door or the ringing of a doorbell sends you into a ridiculous state of mind while your solider is deployed. … Continue reading

Deployment Fair at Fort Carson

We attended a deployment fair last night at Fort Carson. It was my first, and I’m not sure how I felt about it. There were representatives from Army Community Services (ACS), The Red Cross, Military OneSource, Military & Family LIfe Consultants, Tricare, Religious Services, the post’s Wellness Center, Family Readiness … Continue reading

Blogging from My New iPad

Tonight I’m astounded and dumbfounded and frankly, kind of amazed to find myself blogging from my brand new iPad2 – a completely unexpected Christmas surprise from my soon-to-be in-laws. I’ve always been blessed with an incredible family. My parent are some of the most loving and generous people I know, … Continue reading

Brides Across America

Last week I had one of the most touching experiences of my adult life. I was given a beautiful, brand new, free wedding dress — no strings attached — just because I’m a military fiance as part of a program called Brides Across America. In order to qualify, brides can’t yet … Continue reading

Getting Squared Away

My head is cluttered with acronyms, abbreviations, and numbers that seem to lack meaning and context to me. Terms like “traumatic brain injury” are swirling eerily with a woman’s quiet voice answering the question, “What does it mean when your phone rings” with “your solider’s okay.” My heart becomes lighter … Continue reading

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