Monday, September 17, 2012

Celebrating Womanhood

So, I am a day late... Yesterday was supposed to be a day of Celebrating Womanhood in the blogosphere.  We are supposed to me celebrating with positives about being a woman, trying to negate all the negatives out there lately.


I am a mom, a wife, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a niece, and a friend.

I was a military wife for 20 years. My husband just recently retired.  Let me tell you... that's a hard one!  The challenges a military wife faces are extraordinary!  Leaving family and friends over and over.  Being a single parent more than not even though you are married. Moves, FRGs, Deployments, TDYs... and on and on.  It's a challenge and takes courage and lots of love and dedication.
I am a mom.  I love my kids.  Too much sometimes.  They are my world.  This fall it was time to let one head off to college.  Boy, do I miss that kid!  I am so proud of the man he is becoming and the great things he has in store for him.  It's not always been easy but I wouldn't trade it for the world!  I still have my sweet DD home with me and we are having a fun getting to be just the two of us during the day.  She is becoming such a beautiful woman both inside and out.

I love my family.  All them, far and near.  It's been hard being so far away as we've moved here and there in the military.  I'm the closest to home I've ever been since getting married and I'm still about 8 hours away.  I miss my parents and siblings and every day.  I call my parents every day and talk for "hours" according to my Daddy.  :o)  I try to keep in touch with my siblings as well.  I miss them terribly.  I love my nieces and nephews beyond words and don't get to see them enough.  I hope they know how very much they are loved and missed.  The are all wonderful.

I have not kept in touch with my aunts and uncles like should have.  I do miss them and share stories about them with my kids all the time.  They are not forgotten.  They are very loved and very missed.

Friends... so many over the years... so many haven't seen in FOREVER!  You are always in my thoughts!  I share stories of you all as well.  So many from all over the world.  I miss you!  I love that I have found so many of you on Facebook and get see how you are and what your family is up to.  Let's keep in touch better!

Well, I'm not sure if this is exactly what was wanted in this post of Celebrating Womanhood but to me... this IS Womanhood!  Being a mom, a wife, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a niece and definitely a friend.


  1. Just dropping by from the Womanhood Blog Hop. I haven't been an army wife for too long, but already my husband and I have had a slice of hardships. But every time we get over a hump I feel like we're closer. :3

  2. It's hard but I do think this life keeps it's families closer sometimes but of it being such a challenge. Thanks for dropping by!

  3. I honestly don't know how military wives do it. My husband travels on business fairly often but it rarely gone more than a couple of days at a time. I miss him so much when he's gone and often think about what military families have to deal with. Thank you for your sacrifice.