Where to start of about us, I’m Angela and my husband is currently in the U.S. Army. We are stationed at Fort Campbell Kentucky. On April 25th 2011 my husband left our daughters Nevaeh who was 4 at the time and Shaylin 1 and myself for a deployment that changed us as a family. When he came home for his mid tour leave we became blessed with becoming pregnant with our 3rd child a boy. He missed birthdays of both of our girls, moving into a bigger house on post, all of the doctors appointments while I was carrying our son. While he was gone we made sure to take tons of photos, video chatted, and sending him care packages to make a place that was hard on him being at and away from the people that cared the most about him a little bit easier. All in the mist of it all the due date for our son was to be before his homecoming. I was considered high risk in my pregnancy with all the complications so he was trying to make sure he got home to me in time for his birth. Thankfully he has an amazing chain of command that helped him get home less than 2 weeks before he was born. Through out a crazy up and down roller-coaster year of loss of friends that was with him, being separated, somehow built our growing family closer in so many ways. I’m truly blessed to be an Army Wife to an amazing man and have such a support system from all over. Thank you for letting me share our family’s story.
Happy Memorial Day~
Thank you for sharing your story, Angela! Many thanks to your husband, and the thousands of soldiers like him!
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