The Army has meant a lot of things to us. In just a few short weeks (16 days to be exact), Matt’s terminal leave will start, and we will be signing out of the Army for good. It doesn’t seem like it was very long ago that I met my sweet husband at the Defense Language Institute when we were both stationed there. And yet it was a lifetime ago. Most of our experience has been negative. The army is hard on families. It’s hard on anyone really, but there’s something uniquely difficult about being forced to separate from your family for any number of reasons, as is standard fare in the military. It’s completely possible that nothing but hardship will have come from our time in the Army, but I know without a doubt that God allowed us to be blessed with each other and blessed with our beautiful children because of this hardship. To commemorate such a uniquely special time in our lives, I wanted to sum up our experience in a few pictures.
And in the meantime:
And we loved like we’ve never loved before.
Thank you, Army, for the end of this era, and thank you, God, for reminding us of what’s really important.