As I quietly step out of the Café, Mrs. Garner calls me by name and gives me a friendly smile and wave–I need to get better at doing the same–I’m always growing!
She pauses for a moment to reflect on her gratitude for the folks from Fort Leavenworth who worked hard to help her and her husband clean-up after the 2005 flood.
Here are a few of my drive-by finds. Please note, this is not an exhaustive list of parks in Leavenworth, KS.
…so many questions about the detailed stories the murals told. It gave me an opportunity to briefly sit and chat with them about slavery, the underground railroad, buffalo soldiers, our American flag, and women’s equality.
It’s inspiring to see two military spouses working to sharpen each other and support one another during these transitional times.
At some point in our conversation, I identify myself as a military spouse and learn that I’m not alone in the room.
We miss our family and friends back home, but today Charlie reminds me that it’s about having the right mindset while we’re apart from those we love.
Waiting for orders, not knowing where you and your family will be headed next, can be a rather stressful time. Then you get that signed RFO and you’re off, searching for everything to make your next Permanent Change of Station (PCS) a smooth transition…
We tied the knot, flew down for the wedding celebration a few months later, and a few weeks later, we both came home with news to share. It went something like this:
Me: I’m pregnant!!!
Him: I’m deploying.
Whimsical, inspiring, and a great reminder to all military spouses that we can make the military lifestyle work for us anywhere the military takes us.