Deployment/PCS

Deployment Blues

Poor, poor pitiful me…that’s been my outlook for the last couple months. I didn’t want to see anyone, I didn’t want to do anything – I wanted to sulk. You see, I wanted to be superwoman but it wasn’t working out. I’m not superwoman and I’m never going to be superwoman. I had to comeContinue Reading “Deployment Blues”

Deployment/PCS Homefront

Intimacy After Deployment: Will We Still Have That Spark?

It’s 10 p.m.  Standing on the flight deck, I am freezing. Yet the bitter bite of the wind isn’t noticeable through shaken nerves. I am alone with my thoughts as friends stand around me. I feel pressure. Pressure to feel some sort of whirl-wind excitement. Pressure to cry and yell out his name. As IContinue Reading “Intimacy After Deployment: Will We Still Have That Spark?”

Deployment/PCS

Deployment Gremlins

My husband deployed a few months ago. It’s been hard. It always is but since he’s been away, I’ve had my fair share of deployment gremlins. Anything and everything will go wrong during deployments. It’s just the nature of the beast. You come to expect it. What I didn’t expect this time around was howContinue Reading “Deployment Gremlins”

Deployment/PCS Guest Blogs

The Sun Still Shines

Sometimes getting through the darkness means being willing to find the sun. “Be still, sad heart, and cease repining; Behind the clouds is the sun still shining; Thy fate is the common fate of all, into each life some rain must fall, some days must be dark and dreary.” This is the writing of theContinue Reading “The Sun Still Shines”