Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Feeling a bit melancholy today

At 16, hell even at 18 never would I have imagined I would be where I am now. At 16 I believed I would be a Veterinarian, possibly married, and no children. At 32, I am an Army wife and a stay at home mom to two children. Yesterday I received my hard fought for diploma, not in veterinarian medicine, but in criminal justice. At the age of almost 19, a man walked into my life that changed things forever, and for the best. Despite the deployments and separations there is absolutely nothing I would give to change the outcome of my life. At 16, I believed I had the entire world at my fingertips. Today I still do, but only those fingertips belong to the small people I am raising. Now it is up to me and my husband to make sure in the end we can send well-adjusted, good hearted people into this world. While our lives may not be perfect, far from it. We have constant ups and downs and uncertainties that come with the life, it is our life and so far I believe we have all made the best of it. We have been paid to live in areas that most people only dream about. I can look at people with pride and say I am married to a United States Soldier. Now at this point I still don't know what I want to do when I grow up and will most likely be paying student loans back until I am 80, but that is ok. I am sure when the time comes I will figure things out.

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