where was I?
Hi, I'm Neidy.
I'm a wife to the sweetest man alive.
He's a veteran now.
He used to serve active duty with the Marine Corps and has longer hair.
He works late nights now at a scheduled time.
He has a million and one appointments with the VA.
I'm also a very blessed mother to the sweetest 9 month old baby who continues to surprise me every day.
We play, I change his diapers, we read books, I chase him all over the place now that he crawls.
And that's it.
It's odd how quickly your life changes once you're out of the Marine Corps. Something that used to define me now doesn't.
I feel like I don't have to be in a hurry anymore...it's all...here.
And yet I get so angry because the world is continuing.
The world continues on with living...shopping, visiting, walking their dogs, driving, etc.
All my husband thinks about is that one cooler in our living room that has his friend's graffiti on it...the one that died.
All we think about are how we have friends who can't see their families because for them...it isn't peace time...it's war time.
And yet we're the lucky ones.
We get a Christmas tree. He gets time off for Christmas. He gets to play every day with his son. We're carefully wrapping presents so he doesn't see them (even though, I'm pretty sure he wouldn't care).
So our story begins again...but not in the same way I thought it would.
It's this kind of bittersweet start.
And maybe we'll never fit in...
but days like where Charlie laughs like he does...I think I could get used to that :)