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So they are no longer two, but one.

This week marks 12 years that  Alan and I have been married. God blessed the day I married my better half.

One of the best decisions I ever made was one of the ones I was most criticized for. 1,136 more words

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The lights! The noise! The colors!

We’re out shopping. It’s a normal store. Normal enough. Clothes on racks. Hats on display. Maybe a kimono or two draped on a mannequin, but other than the signs posted in Japanese, the store could almost be mistaken for one located behind a massive parking lot on the edge of pretty much every American suburb. 581 more words

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Off the Clutch, Give it Some Gas

So as night fell and the base seemed quiet, I asked Husband to take me out to practice driving the rental which is also a stick shift. 326 more words


Quick and Dirty

It’s been a long while since I’ve updated so I’m making this one a quick and dirty bullet point list. Sorry, not sorry. Also, it’s basically all pregnancy stuff. 846 more words

A Memorable Day With My Friend Clay

The year 1971 is a year that was nearly lost to me. I grew up in a very authoritarian family, and upon reaching eighteen years of age in 1966 joining the Army, even in the middle of a way, was like liberation to me. 2,408 more words


28 July 2014: How Young Is Too Young to Learn Military Rank?

DEAR ADAM: My husband and I are having a disagreement. We live in a military community and my husband is a retired naval officer. He insists that our 12-year-old daughter address retired and/or active duty military personnel by their rank, e.g., “Lt. 492 more words

My goal: Being CALM

As I’ve mentioned before, I have been a highly stressed and impatient version of myself lately. Last night I made a resolution for myself: Today I am going to be calm. 544 more words

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