Posts by Army Momma

murphy’s deployment law

everyone has their run in with murphy’s law.  and just because your g.i. joe is deployed thus not give you a ‘free pass.’  if anything, it makes you murphy’s number one target.  and through three deployments now, we’ve been pretty lucky that murphy has only visited us briefly, until now. there’s nothing like being nearly 30 weeks pregnant, being...

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you have two choices

in all things in life you have two choices.  but when it comes to the military lifestyle, it true every step of the way. you can either look for a hand out, or you can look for a hand up.  think of it this way.  your g.i.joe is deployed and you’re twenty-something weeks pregnant and suddenly put on bed rest.  now what?  do you expect everyone to come to your rescue and do everything...

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transparent moment

i am a mother.   i am a wife.  i am believer in God.  i am optimistic person.  i am a compassionate person.  i am a nurturer.  i am one who wears her emotions on her shelves.  and now add i am a mother terrified she may not have what it takes to raise her children while her hubby is deployed. i stopped being a worrier two deployments back.  i no longer worry about my hubby’s...

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saying ‘thank you’

so a few years back they started a grassroots campaign encouraging folks to say ‘thank you’ when they passed a soldier in uniform in the airport.  okay, totally doable.  i mean, they are wearing their uniforms, so you really can’t miss a solider, or airman, or marine or navy person.  and in years past i’ve never had a hard time simply smiling and saying those two...

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the way we connect

this time of year especially, it’s so important to us that we stay connected.  thanks to technology, it’s become pretty darn easy to keep our g.i. joe part of the holidays as we celebrate with all the trimmings and such. this is the third fall/winter holiday season out of four that our g.i. joe has missed with our lil man.  but with that said, he has been part of the celebrating...

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