Loss and Progress

My step dad passed on May 28th. He was sitting on the edge of the bed preparing to stand up to go to the rest room when he fell. My mum called rescue and they came to get him as they had many times before in the last year. They took him to the closest … Continue reading Loss and Progress

It’s been a long year…

What a year! R and I each had surgery, my step father has been in and out of the ICU multiple times and is on palliative care at home now. My son got married and just got back from his honeymoon. He also injured himself at work a few months ago and has been out … Continue reading It’s been a long year…

I wonder if it will ever completely stop…

A friend posted a link to her Facebook wall a couple of weeks ago. I read it, knowing that she had recently extricated herself from her emotionally abusive marriage to a wounded warrior. And in it, I saw quickly that I could have written at least part of it. That realization brought me up short. … Continue reading I wonder if it will ever completely stop…

That one day that I can’t find a reason…

Tonight is my four year wedding anniversary. My husband slept until 4pm at which time he announce that he didn't want our usual snacks of cheese and crackers or the anniversary cake we have every year. Nor did he want to watch movies or anything else that we normally do on December 31st. So, I've … Continue reading That one day that I can’t find a reason…

Because he values me as a Veteran and a spouse.

"Aren't military spouses Veterans, too?" That is what the headline reads. This made my hair stand on end, considering the fact that I AM a Veteran AND a Veteran's spouse. To answer the author's question, no, no you are not a Veteran also. Unless, like me (and several other spouses that I know.) you actually … Continue reading Because he values me as a Veteran and a spouse.

I stay for the few precious minutes/hours/days/months of “good” that we get each year.

Yes. I mean that. We never know how much "good" we will have each year and so I treasure it. The last three days have been "GOOD"! In fact, they could be categorized as "GREAT"! We both needed a break in the bad. It was wearing us so thin that we weren't able to see … Continue reading I stay for the few precious minutes/hours/days/months of “good” that we get each year.