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he made it.

I wish I had a quarter for every time I thought that. The day he surprised me after his first tour in Iraq – he drove all night from DC to get to me in NY (even got pulled over by a cop, but was let go when the cop, apparently worried about his disheveled […]

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You would think exiting the Army would boost a marriage instantly.  In some ways, it has.  But our relationship has also suffered in all kinds of ways we couldn't have imagined.  We have a beautiful life, some really great friends, and three marvelous children.  But getting out of the Army exposed all kinds of holes […]

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he was a soldier once

Did I ever tell you James joined the Guard after he got out of the Army?  Well, he did.  The details would bore you but he will not deploy overseas within the first two years of his commitment, and he won't likely stay in the Guard longer than a year or two. Last week he […]

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we. are. fa.mily.

verklempt: [Yiddish]  overcome with emotion This is how I felt last week as I read all of your comments for me.  Thank you so very much.  I was so crunched for time preparing for my trip to North Carolina that I wasn’t able to respond to all of you with a personal email.  But each […]

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our next “duty station”

Last Monday, J. accepted a job as an industrial engineer with a pharmaceutical company.  The industry is strong, the position itself will get continued education with plans for promotion in a couple of years, and we will be moving back to the South (North Carolina).  The other two positions he had to choose from were […]

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