Monday, August 22, 2011

Semi-Finalist #5: Proud Military Wife & Mom, Lori McPhate

Douglas and I were High school sweet hearts, and we got married in 1985. We have been married through it all and we are still married. We will be celebrating our 27th Anniversary come March 2012. We have lived in Idaho, Connecticut, Georgia and Hawaii. Douglas is now retired but spent most of his time on submarines. We have 3 awesome children, all of who love our country.

Our oldest is currently serving in the Army and has done 1 tour in Iraq (I have included a picture of him as well).

I think my favorite time as a Navy wife was once my husband made chief, starting with chiefs initiation and until we retired. I really enjoyed helping wives while our husbands were gone and home if need be. I really miss the military life but I enjoy having my husband more often. He still works for a military company and is gone often but not as often than being on sea duty...

We have defied many statistics.
Being married young, being in the military, being from divorced families and having 2 special needs children.

Thank you-


Thank you, Lori for sharing your story with us! If you want to learn more about Lori and her journey, you can check out her blog.

Are you a proud military spouse like Lori? Then send in your story! All of the contest details can be found on my website on the EVENTS page.

Entries welcome until September 1st!


Lori said...

Thank you so much for picking me as a finalist. I am not a big writer myself so my story was short and to the point. We loved being in the military and miss it alot..It differently was the best time of my life...I still support our troops by sending care packages, quilts, pillowcases and cards...
It was sad to hear my son was leaving for the Army but I was so proud of him at the same time. I still cry alot.LOL..Again thank you!

Sara Humphreys said...

Thanks for sharing your story with us. BTW>..I love your blog! The glamour shots of you are fab! I think all women should get to do a glamour photo shoot at least once.

Anonymous said...

CONGRATS to my sis-in-law, Lori! So happy to hear that you entered this and came this far. You have been my closest confidant since H.S. and I still can remember sitting there on the living room floor with you, watching MTV and us crying together when "I Guess That's Why They Call it the Blues" came on...Doug had just left for boot camp.
I love you and good luck! -B-

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