• Almost Home

    January 15, 2018

    Sam will be home for good tomorrow. 120 days exactly of him being gone. He’s driven 4 hours home nearly every weekend to see us, even for the two months he’d get home Friday night and leave Sunday afternoon. We’ve all managed in this time. The girls and I made it 4 months of sickness and…

  • When He Goes

    September 2, 2017

    So. This is a hard post to write for many reasons, but if I’m going to keep writing on here, I really feel like I have to eventually tell it. Sam and I have already talked (several times) since it’s about him, and he encouraged me to write. It’s a bit long so grab a…

  • TBI Evaluation

    September 14, 2016

    This morning Sam went to the VA clinic for his first Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) evaluation. When he was active duty, but almost at the end of it, his doctors recommended he get checked for this. His war experience and several incidents that happened there all led them to feel like there may be more…

  • Last Day

    August 31, 2016

    Today is Sam’s last day as an active duty soldier. It’s been a heck of a nearly six years since we started this journey in December of 2010. I remember him looking wistfully at the USO calendar we received in the mail, and wondering what was going through his mind. We’d already done that. He’d…

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