My husband got out of the military in 2013 after a total of 10 service years spread between two service branches, three plus duty stations, one OCONUS tour, and two overseas deployments. It’s been several years now since we have been out. Yesterday marks the 5 year anniversary of his ETS date. Each passing year … [Read more…]
My husband’s thoughts about reconnecting with his son after a year-long deployment to Afghanistan.
What can be done when the “Christmas Spirit” is broken? When even the simplest of holiday gatherings brings such stress that my husband cannot function as he should? How do I hold this family together for the rest of the holiday season?
I recently had the opportunity to do some guest-blogging over at Singing Through the Rain, the blog of a dear friend of mine who is an Airforce spouse. Her husband was getting ready to return from a six-month overseas deployment and she was asking about what to expect – both what she could expect personally, … [Read more…]
He’s been home almost three months now. Time always drags when they are gone and flies when they are home! Deployment uniforms have all been tucked away, ACUs are the standard again. Reintegration after deployment has been much easier than I expected it to be. And that kind of makes me nervous. I know that … [Read more…]
It is of the small joys and little pleasures that the greatest of our days are built. Mary Anne Radmacher January and February have been very full months for our family. Full of ordinary days and ordinary moments. They have been fun and relaxing, but busy as well. Ordinary, busy, relaxing, and beautiful… My husband … [Read more…]
A year ago today I woke up with butterflies in my stomach and thoughts of anticipation…my husband was coming home from Afghanistan!!! Everything was clean and set up for his arrival…all I had to do was wait. We had spent close to a year apart (and I hadn’t seen him for 9 months), and I … [Read more…]
wow…amazingly original title…ha! No I’m just tired and can’t think of anything better. Russ has been home for almost 2 weeks now!! (If you haven’t already, make your way over to the HOMECOMING page for some more details and pictures.) I’m just going to *attempt* to put the emotions of the last two weeks into … [Read more…]