We See You. You matter.

We See You. You matter.

Military Spouse Life
Usually when one thinks of domestic violence awareness it is in the prism of statistics and numbers, how many are being affected and the capacity of scale. Today, I would like to address the people who are affected by domestic violence and abuse. There are more people impacted by domestic violence in the military community, and the world, than we will ever really be able to know. If you are being targeted by an abuser, I want you to know that you matter, and we see you. (more…)
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Dear Future Friend, I Love You, But I Don’t Want To Be Your Friend Yet

Dear Future Friend, I Love You, But I Don’t Want To Be Your Friend Yet

Military Spouse Life, PCSing
Living life as a military spouse has its rewards and its drawbacks like any other lifestyle, and the one I have to admit I have the most trouble with is meeting new people, and not for the reason you may think.  Not because I am afraid I won’t make friends or I will have to start a new life with new people. For the most part I have kept my same friends over the years, and I have added new friends as we moved from one duty station to another.  (more…)
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My Memory of September 11, 2001

My Memory of September 11, 2001

Military Spouse Life
It's been 19 years since September 11 happened. The day of watching not one, but two planes collide into The World Trade Center in New York City. Another plane hit the Pentagon, and reports flooded in about a plane going down in a field in Pennsylvania. That was four planes. What was going on? I felt like I was stuck in a movie. And I was not too fond of the plot one bit. (more…)
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Being Beautifully Imperfect

Being Beautifully Imperfect

Military Spouse Life
Originally posted on Milspouse Conversations in 2019 Hello! My name is Annette and I am a 44-year-old female. I am a mother to a 19-year-old daughter who is a sophomore in college and a 16-year-old son who is a high school junior.  I am also a military spouse of over 21 years and a Retired Army Disabled Combat Veteran. Long title right? Well, it does not define me but it helps when I share my story… (more…)
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