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Year One- Sex wasn’t the answer to all things.-Killeen, Texas. Year Two- Setting the alarm 30 minutes early was the key. Killeen, Texas. Year Three- My husband was a wonderful father. Fort Irwin, California. Year Four- Being pregnant sucks! Fort Irwin, California. Year Five- Living in a different country is easy when you are with your husband. Baumholder, Germany. Year Six- Nothing like the absence of your husband at your mother’s funeral because of war. Garland, Texas. Year Seven- Taking down welcome home signs after you learn your husband’s unit will be the first to stay beyond the allotted time in a war zone. Baumholder, Germany Year Eight- The only way to get out of the vasectomy after this pregnancy is over my dead body. Baumholder, Germany. Year Nine- Admitting that I didn’t know all I thought I knew about marriage. Savannah, GA. Year Ten- Dealing with addiction and remorse. Savannah, GA. Year Eleven- Talking to divorce lawyers because some situations are just too hard to deal with. Garland, Texas Year Twelve- Having to look my husband in the face and deal with our demons without being able to walk away. Clarksville, Tennessee Year Thirteen- Starting over. El Paso, Texas Year Fourteen- Being there through a tough surgery. El Paso, Texas. Year fifteen- Finally figuring out the Army was more of a hindrance to our family. El Paso, Texas Year Sixteen- Living with family members suck more than you know. Garland, Texas Year Seventeen- Nothing like being back on your own. Garland, Texas Year Eighteen- Transitioning from parents of young kids to parents of children old enough to date. Garland, Texas Year Nineteen- Being thankful that my husband was able to be there with me through my father’s death. Garland, Texas Year twenty- Finding my own calling is the key to my happiness. Garland, Texas Year twenty-One- Making sure we never forget those special nights. Garland, Texas Year Twenty-Two- Understand that life doesn’t last forever, so enjoy each other while you can. Somewhere in Texas!
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