Military Spouse


Hello Readers!   Today’s post is the first in a new series I am doing called Letters to Myself. I was inspired to do this series, after listening to one of my favorite podcasts, Magic Lessons with Elizabeth Gilbert.     In episode 8 of season 2, she charges one of her students to write herself a letter, but to do it creatively in the voices of both her ancestors in the past and then another from her grandchildren...

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  I have found myself having to hurry up and wait a lot this spring.   In the military, many of us family members find that the phrase “hurry up and wait” is the ongoing story of our daily life.   We wait to be told when to move and where to move. We wait for our loved ones to go and to return. We wait for paychecks, promotions, and news of job changes or new assignments. We wait when we don’t hear...

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  I have sat down to write a post several times since I got to Arkansas just over a month ago. One reason or another would come up and I would find a way to avoid it.   Do you ever work so hard to convince yourself something you want so badly to happen is NOT going to happen — all just so you can attempt to not be so disappointed when the rejection, you believe to be inevitable, comes?   That was me this summer. I...

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Series Intro T here you are. I stand in line behind you at the Post Office. You walk by me everywhere in this little America world. This US Military Base across the ocean.   Whispers about you confuse me.   Competition.  Aggressive. I see you wearing the uniform I clean and know so well, for all it’s pieces and parts, but never wear myself. I wonder to myself, “what must that be like?” The boys only add to...

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