A Military Wife’s Perspective of Memorial Day

By Sarah Smiley Last week’s column (“One Family’s Joy is Sorrow for Another”), and especially civilian readers’ reactions to it (“I don’t know how military spouses do it,” “It’s hard enough having my husband gone for a week!”) got me thinking about Dustin’s past deployments. On this Memorial Day Weekend especially, I feel compelled to… Continue Reading A Military Wife’s Perspective of Memorial Day

That’s Not Your Team

By Sarah Smiley There are certain images held in my memory like a snapshot. If my mind wanders over these pictures, I might spontaneously cry. So I keep them tucked away, and someday, when my children are grown, I know they (the images) will torture me. Most of the pictures are of Ford, my oldest… Continue Reading That’s Not Your Team