Although this is US based and US targeted it is just as applicable to the UK or an country where wives and families are waiting for their loved ones to return.

jennpineo

Dear America,

I’m pretty sure you don’t know me although you’re probably convinced that you do. You’ve seen me (or someone like me) on the news, in the paper or on a Lifetime tv show. You might have witnessed our tearful airport good-bye or clapped at our  reunion. You might spot me by my bumper sticker, license plate or “Red T-shirt on Friday”. It might be my accent or longing for Dunkin Donuts that gives away the fact that I’m not from around here. Another military wife.

I’m not just another military wife though. Actually, none of us are. There are things you don’t know about us. Things that you can’t see in twenty seconds on the news or find in a front page photo. There are things that are hidden in the tearful goodbyes and forgotten in the sweet hellos. I am more than a bumper sticker, a red…

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    • I enjoy dipping into your blog. Each post seems to be right on the pulse. I’m not a military wife but I am grandfather to one. Your posts strike a chord and also give an insight not directly available to me. Keep them coming.

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