Grief Is A Funny Thing

Grief is a funny thing.   It hits you when you least expect it.  It has the power to topple the strongest person and make the meek bold enough to shout their pain into the the air to be spread across the universe in little drops. I can spend a lifetime hurting over the things that never were, that never will be.  I can spend my years aching when I see a grandfather hug his granddaughter.  I can spend each day angry that I never had the grandfather I wanted.  Grief makes you feel that way. Grief invades your thoughts.  It has the power to make you weep at the loss of a person who’s laugh filled the air and lingered.  It can make you hurt that that is one less laugh you will ever hear.  There will be times when it squeezes you so tight, you fear you will never Continue reading Grief Is A Funny Thing

How To Date A Marine: A Guest Post

During my absence I will be featuring a number of guest posters.  Today’s a blogger I’ve been reading for longer than I can remember and feel so lucky to have her as a guest!  And her post makes me giggle too boot.  I love this post and hope you will too! Be sure to visit her blog: How To Date A Marine Some of the top searched keywords for my blog are ‘how to date a marine’ or ‘reasons to date a marine’. This baffles me. Please enlighten me as to why so many people do Google searches for this! So, how to date a Marine. Are these people wanting to know how to initially get the Marine or do they already have the Marine and don’t know what to do with him now. So, if you want to meet and then date a Marine, let me tell you how. Continue reading How To Date A Marine: A Guest Post

Marine Corps Girlfriend: A Guest Post

In my absence I will have a variety of guest posters and today is no different.  I feel lucky to have met so many awesome USMC spouses through my blog and today this wonderful Marine Corps Mama is going to share her experience starting out as a USMC girlfriend.  When I met my husband, he had long since been a Marine and I feel lucky to get to see the other side through this post. Be sure to check out her blog Marine Corps Mama. A little more than 4 years ago, my hubby joined the Marine Corps.  He wasn’t my hubby then, though.  He was just my boyfriend.  We had met in school – graduate for me, doctoral for him – and fell hard.  Looking into the future, I never expected him to become a marine. After school, I lived in New York City and worked a prestigious job Continue reading Marine Corps Girlfriend: A Guest Post