There's a quote regarding military couples "It's true, we don't have it as easy as ordinary couples, but this is no ordinary love." That quote had always been dear to my heart because it's so true. Military couples deal with the ordinary demands of everyday stress in relationships, in addition to the extraordinary demands of the military's needs. Candice and Jonathan went to to school together in Chalmette, LA. After graduating, Jonathan joined the Navy in September 2001. Can
If you are the mother of a high school senior, this senior year takes those “My baby is all grown up!” mixed emotions to an entirely new level. This season in their lives has always seemed so far away! One minute you're registering for kindergarten! Now you find yourself making preparations for proms, graduation parties, invitations to the ceremony then before you know it... dun dun dun ....they head off to college! My daughter is heading off to college, University of Centra
Anyone who has ever experienced a deployment knows that during the second month, the intensity gets turned up! Not only are you missing your loved one, but on top of it all, "things" start happening and your other half isn't around to help! Sickness, appliances break, the car starts acting up, flat tires, locking keys in the car, and perhaps the drain gets clogged! Oh yeah, what about the poor pets? They don't understand what's going on and all they want to know is - 'where'
Olivia is a tall and beautiful high school senior at Great Bridge High School in Chesapeake, VA. Olivia has participated in varsity volleyball and tennis for 4 years and is the captain for both of the teams this year. She's very athletic and gets really good grades! She also enjoyed participating in syncopation (acapella choir) at school for four consecutive years and plans on attending Tidewater Community College for two years before transferring to Old Dominion University
The dreaded "D" word. All military families know that "D" stands for a deployment approaching. Loved ones do not look forward to experiencing deployments as it means distance and separation. It means being without, it means fear of the unknown, and it means praying for the safety of their loved one. Being a military spouse myself, I have done my fare share of deployments (Ten to be exact!). I remember my first deployment and the build up of it approaching was unnerving. We