Recently, I took Jack to the park on post near our house to swing on the baby swings and enjoy a warm spring day. That’s where I overheard the most absurd statement I’d ever heard uttered from a military spouse.
I often write about the overwhelming love and strength I have found within the military community, but recently I have witnessed firsthand how truly extraordinary this community is when tragedy strikes.
Well 2016 certainly didn’t fail to surprise us. From the Zika virus, to political turmoil, and the loss of many beloved icons, 2016 has dealt us some serious blows. Don’t lose all hope just yet! While many unexpected, unfortunate and devastating events took place, there were also many positive things that 2016 brought about.
I often receive messages from spouses, some asking for advice, some just wanting to introduce themselves. Recently, I received the email below. This one hit home with me because I can relate to her loneliness and struggle with mental illness. My heart truly went out to her. With her permission, I’ve included her email and my response.