Though I’m “seasoned” now with multiple deployments, over a dozen moves, and several overseas assignments under my belt, thinking of those times brings back a wave of memories and I hope I never forget those feelings. It’s not so far away, after all. And when I meet a fresh new young spouse, with a look of bewilderment in her eyes, I’m taken back, too. Because we’re not so different, you and me.
For a spouse caught in the stormy seas of military life, Jen McDonald’s book “You Are Not Alone” is like a lifeboat. This little book provides 30 days of readings in encourage military spouses through different challenges.
#11. Washing cammies after gas chamber day. Ugh, just what I wanted in the laundry today: poison gas! Excuse me while I gag and cry.