I love my friends. I love my family. That isn't the realization that I had. The realization is that my friends and family have all told me that they are here for me and Jonathan and will help us, whatever we need...I realized this weekend that it only goes so far and that really...Jonathan and I are in it for ourselves for the next year. As much as friends and family want to help us while Steve is gone, people have their own lives and we are not a priority....which is fine...but it took some things to happen for me to really understand.
I am a wife to a US Army National Guard Soldier and a mother to a wonderful little boy who is the light of my life. We moved to Florida in April of '08 and haven't looked back...This blog is to document the journey of my first deployment and learning to be a strong mother and wife!