I'm sure a lot of folks were making bets that day 15 years ago when we said I do. I'd really like to know what the numbers were. If anyone guessed we'd last over 15 years, I'd really like to send that person a card.
The truth is, I will miss this life we've created during the last 15 years. This transition won't be simple, but at least we'll be making it together as a family. Yes, indeed, I will miss being a military family...in some ways. Well, I guess there's not really much about military life that I'll miss.
What? Did you think we were getting divorced? Not a chance. We've been a couple for the better part of 19 years, there's no way I'm throwing that away. Shame on you if you thought we'd end up divorced! That just goes to show how well you know us, or don't know us, I guess.
But, today does indeed mark the closing of our story as a military family. Most of these last 15 years have flown by; happy, exciting, difficult, sad, you name it, they've run the gamut. It is a bittersweet day, to be sure. I'd be a fool not to say that these past 15 years have shaped me into the person I am today. Diligent, sometimes hateful, proud, and stronger than I ever imagined possible. Maybe, deep down, I'll always be an Army wife. But, as of today, we are civilians, once again!