Veteran's Day is the best time to thank those who serve and the spouses who support them in that service.
We were a military family even before we were married. Then Jack's service continued in interesting ways near and far. Deployments were hard requiring me to keep the home fires burning as he was overseas. After September 11th, we lived apart for two years until we moved east for six years. He was stateside as his expertise was needed. Although difficult and long in duration, this stateside deployment was much easier than his time in combat zones in foreign places. As often happens with long separations, we began to lead separate lives and celebrated when he was assigned to headquarters. This assignment brought us together. High powered jobs served us both well, but made more for a roommate situation. I was floundering. I wondered many times if this was all there was. Enter finding the ttwd blogs and the rest can be read about in posts made earlier. Ttwd put back the magic and devotion, love and sexual sparks and we still enjoy all of it for the most part! Sometimes it is sore on one's backside!
Fly our country's flag, say thank you to men and women in uniform and give a prayer of thanks to those who are serving today in faraway places and right there in your neighborhood.
Being away from families is always difficult. I know personally how rough it can be. I know how hard separation is on a marriage. We salute the men and women who are serving our country. Acknowledge the strength of a military person's family. Being away from home as the holidays approach is the most painful of all.
I salute my own very special veteran and those who have served our country. I salute those serving today near and far away.
God bless America.