Eyes on the Road…Let’s Focus on the Future!

Eyes on the Road…Let’s Focus on the Future!

The house is bought, the new floors are installed, and another box is unpacked every day. While moving is not something new among military families, I have not been married to the Army…or should I say my wife for very long; so this is a new adventure for me. What I...
The Safety of My Child in Every State

The Safety of My Child in Every State

One of the happiest times in a marriage, having children, should never be scarred with the constant planning for contingencies and what ifs. However, for families like mine, we must always plan for the possibility that something could happen and the other parent to...
Surviving the Waiting Game

Surviving the Waiting Game

I’m not a patient woman, just ask my kids and my wife. I don’t even like waiting for my gum to be scanned before pulling that little red thread to satiate my need for instant gratification. So you would think, becoming a military spouse was a really lousy idea.  Most...
Today We Celebrate; Tomorrow We Fight

Today We Celebrate; Tomorrow We Fight

Today, October 6th, marks 13 years that my wife, Novia, and I have been together. 13 years! We met while still under the legal oppression known as Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Truth be told, I never thought that in my lifetime, certainly not in my military career, I would...
Hate and Bigotry in The City of Brotherly Love

Hate and Bigotry in The City of Brotherly Love

News of two boyfriends that were brutally attacked in Philadelphia a few weeks ago has unnerved me so much more than I expected.  In the city ironically referred to as “The City of Brotherly Love”, the news of two boyfriends who were approached by intoxicated...