Spiritual Growth, The Army Wife Chapters, The Marriage Chapters

An Ode to the Army

When you first introduced yourself I didn't know much about you. I apprehensively shook your hand. That clammy first handshake turned into a begrudging nod and after six years of eye contact we've become intimately acquainted. Since Hawk's days of wearing camo and dog-tags have officially come to an end, I thought it would be… Continue reading An Ode to the Army

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Spiritual Growth, The Marriage Chapters

Saying I Do

Two years ago, I was one week away from getting married. It was the night of my bachelorette party. My Matron of Honor, my future sister-in-law, my mom, and I made t-shirts for wedding week and binged out watching romantic comedies. It was the perfect low key bachelorette party for this introvert who despises small… Continue reading Saying I Do

Spiritual Growth, The Army Wife Chapters, The Marriage Chapters

I Am An Army Wife | Wrestling with Fear & Faith

Our military experience may be different than most - we don't live on a base, Hawk has a full time civilian career and we don't get stationed in new places. I wouldn't begin to relate or speak on the level of one who picks up her family and moves often for the sake of her… Continue reading I Am An Army Wife | Wrestling with Fear & Faith

Spiritual Growth, The Army Wife Chapters, The Marriage Chapters, The Spiritual Discipline of Journaling

The Letters

When I was 13, I wrote the first letter to my future husband. I had no idea who he was or when I would meet him, but I had the desire to write to him anyway. Even without a name, only addressed to "Dear Future Husband," on double-spaced lined school paper, I wrote. Right before… Continue reading The Letters

Journaling, Spiritual Growth, The Marriage Chapters, The Spiritual Discipline of Journaling

The Journal of Two Love Stories

"Journal writing is a voyage to the interior" -Christina Baldwin "These handwritten words in the pages of my journal confirm that from an early age I have experienced each encounter in my life twice; once in the world, and once again on the pages" - Terry Tempest Williams "The nicest part is being able to… Continue reading The Journal of Two Love Stories

Deployment, The Army Wife Chapters, The Marriage Chapters

Reflection – Deployment, Homecoming, Proposal, Marriage

Two years ago on July 3rd, Hawk told me he was deploying. And that was the beginning of it all. The beginning of me realizing that even though I swore I'd never fall for an Army dude, I was quickly on my way to falling in love with one and couldn't imagine my life without… Continue reading Reflection – Deployment, Homecoming, Proposal, Marriage

The Army Wife Chapters, The Marriage Chapters

Our Story – and Waiting

I've had my experience with waiting. The dreaded word in this instant gratification culture. Waiting seems like a foreign thing when there seems to be an "app" for everything.  The wait is the long line before the anticipated "roller coaster ride." Although sometimes the line, the wait, seems to be a roller coaster in and… Continue reading Our Story – and Waiting