“As a military spouse, sometimes you are just trying to keep your head above water. You’re just trying to get to tomorrow. There are times in the tour where they are working all the time and you’re holding it all together. And by holding it together I mean, hoping your kids have clean clothes for tomorrow because you can’t remember if you put the load in the dryer. There are definitely times that are easier, but you’re still doing a lot of it by yourself.
“We choose to home school. On one hand, the kids are with me 24/7 and that can be hard. But on the other, we can move the kids easily from one place to another. They experience leaving friends but not the same adjustment that comes with changing schools. Our family – the core of who we are – comes from home, not places or influences outside. Our home is not a location, it comes from our shared faith and family togetherness. I’m thankful that God has blessed me with this life, this family and the friends that I have…it’s like nothing else in this world. It isn’t always easy, but it is so full of blessings.”