💥Yes, I’m a woman, I was 17 when I enlisted after having college all lined up with a college prep diploma and everything, a born again Christian with many prayers before and during service. I knew I’d marry and have children when the time was right (losses & all); I thought I’d go on to retire but plans change, I’ve seen the living and the dead but I’m living. I’m thankful not because of the struggles but because it’s one of many of my timelines. I met my spouse in the USAF, we worked separate duty shifts, and we both deployed in combat together and separately. I held my first baby in my arms while still Active Duty and served over a year after with my husband continuing to serve. I did much with what little help possible or did it alone; sometimes I still do alone because of decisions we make or out of necessity. Guard, Reserve or Active Duty past or present of any duration of service; Veteran’s Men or Women, joining to serve our nation whether born on US soil, indigenous peoples or abroad: Air Force, Army, Army Air Corp, Coast Guard, Navy and Marine Corp, I thank you ALL for your service!! Don’t forget people, everyone has a story, a journey and a purpose or many purposes. I’ve never sought the spotlight nor do I ever plan to but have, however; I will stand, crawl or lay in bed speaking up until the day I die be that today or years and years in the future. I am a warrior, a peacemaker, a friend, I am many titles and yet none because I serve.
I'm a wife of 20 years to a husband that consistently chooses to love me despite my flaws and a mother of 3 wonderful, loving and giving children. I have 6 babies waiting for me up in Heaven. I'm imperfect, often broken and learning; you will see many aspects of what makes me the person I am throughout this blog. You will find no condemnation from me. I have my fair share of problems and battles, I win some and lose some but by God's grace I'm continuing in the good fight. I'm attempting to live life authentically and I enjoy the many blessings God has given both in happiness and pain. I don't have any formal education in Biblical Studies and I don't claim to be an expert. I'm just sharing experiences and lessons I am learning or trying to learn as I go through life.