Ooooooh the pressure! Perhaps that’s why it’s taken me nearly 3 weeks to write my introductory blog posting?
What I really just want to say is, “Hi! I’m looking forward to getting to know you!” It’s a great day to be part of the Army Wife Network – with more than 44,000 Facebook fans and endless resources – we are now more connected, more informed and more “networked” than ever before.
My “about me” is pretty short and sweet: less than a year ago I was living, working, and volunteering in a fine Southern city …and the next thing I know I’m married, moving, and explaining to a very good friend (civilian) about how discouraged I am that I’ll have to get a KS license plate because the “HOR” on my husband’s “LES” indicates “PA” instead of “TN.”* It was then, in that moment, that I realized I’d taken a very significant step in becoming integrated into the Army life. HA!
Believe me when I say that becoming an Army spouse was never on my radar before – my Dad had served briefly in the Reserves long, long ago (before I was even born) so my familiarity with all things Army was extremely
limited non-existent – heck, my main connection to the Army was the TV! Now, my Facebook newsfeed is filled with the status updates from wonderful new Army wife friends, funny sayings and Army wife-isms, and photos from Afghanistan. My, how life has changed!
Being a newly minted Army spouse means that all the things unique to our community seem BIGGER THAN LIFE to me, so I hope that my posts here on Loving A Soldier Blog will be a source of affirmation and education for other new spouses and, for more seasoned spouses, a venue to provide advice (and perhaps receive a little chuckle as a well).
I do maintain a personal blog dedicated to chronicling this journey and documenting all the things I’m learning. I’ll include a couple of recent photos below that show some of the newest things I’ve encountered!
What are you loving right now about our community?
Hope you’re enjoying the wonder and the crispness of this amazing Fall season!
XOXO – April
* “HOR” – Home of Record. “LES” – Leave & Earnings Statement