I'm an Iraq war veteran who's traded in her combat boots for mommy-hood and who sometimes feels in need of a good compass. I met my husband on a tiny patrol base in Iraq, and we married almost as soon as we came home. Three years, a couple wrong turns, and one amazing child later, we are still making our way through limbo.
At the time I was in the Army, the dreaded stop-loss policy meant that many soldiers were in for much longer than what they thought they were signing up for. But for my husband and I, getting out of the Army proved to be much easier than getting out of my parent's house. What we thought would be a temporary transition has dragged out for two and a half years.
Going straight from being sergeant to mommy has been as rewarding as it has been challenging, but mostly it has meant being way too busy for reflection. Lately, however, I think a little reflection is exactly what I need. So I'm starting a blog in hopes of looking on my present situation with a little levity, and with even greater hopes that this will help preserve my sanity!
I'd like to dedicate this blog to any of our service men and women who sometimes wrestle with living a "normal" life after the war.