Thursday, April 22, 2010

Beginning again

As I was going through my records and looking for some articles I've written regarding life as an Army wife, I came across this blog I began back in 2007. As life became hectic and I was busy during DHs' deployment, I let my blogging fall to the wayside thinking it didn't really matter.

Looks like I was wrong judging from the comments I received. I want to apologize to those I didn't get in touch with and I hope all is well. If you still follow me, please let me know how you are doing today.

Things have been pretty busy since my last postings here. My husband came home and I'll be posting on the issues that redeployment and reintegration pose. He had to attend schools as soon as he got back so a few more separations were necessary.

Then as Army life will surely do, another wrench was thrown into the works and we received orders to Arizona with only 2 months to report. He gave me the news on the phone and I have to say it took my breath away. I was in shock to say the least. And then I realized this was a good thing as it meant he would not have to deploy for a while. So I'll have lots to write on moving a household across the country and the pros and cons of Ditty moves, or do it yourself moves.

We've been in Arizona for a year now and I'm loving it. He's an instructor and although the hours are long he comes home most every evening unless he has staff duty. We ended up renting a house out in the desert. A lovely old adobe ranch house with 10 acres. With 5 animals it was the best option for us. We are about an hour away from the base, but the peace and quiet has been a blessing for us both. So stay tuned for life in the desert postings as well.

Orders may come down the pike at any time, but we are hoping to be able to extend one more year here. But eventually, I know our time here will end and we will once again be looking at moves, deployments and all the issues that come along with it.

I've been able to spend time working on a writing career, and I will be using some of my posts here to start a column with the local I'll let you know when that gets into full swing.

I remain a proud Army wife even with all the ups and downs that come along with it. It hasn't gotten any easier and with each new post and/or deployment a whole new set of issues come around. But we've made it so far and become stronger for it. I am proud of my husband and his continuing service to our Country and I'm proud to have played a part in the support of his mission. So with that said, I'd better get busy there are lots of things to cover. I hope you will join me on this amazing journey as a Army Spouse.