I want to first thank Army Mom Strong for the opportunity to be a contributor and guest blogger here. I am very excited to be reaching out to all of you this way!
I am a 2 Blue Star mom. Yikes! What are they trying to do to me? It’s enough to have one deployed, but two? I also have a younger child at home, in elementary school, and I run my own business, so my life is pretty crazy sometimes.
I am also a former Army spouse, although back then, we didn’t have Facebook, Twitter, blogs or even the Internet. It was the 1980’s and I have to say, I am very thankful for today’s technology.
Both of my sons are Airborne paratroopers, which is why I chose “Airborne Mom” as my name here. I remember the first time I had to tell MY mom that her grandsons were jumping out of airplanes… that was not a fun day.
My house can’t be missed when you come up the street. US flag, Army flag, 2 Blue Star flag, and two big yellow ribbons tied around our trees in the front… it’s the only one in the neighborhood.
As a mom of two deployed soldiers, I get asked a lot, “My goodness, you have TWO in the Army and TWO that are deployed at the same time? How do you do it?
Now, THAT’s a good question! Most days are good, some days are not so good, and others.. well, there are those days that I just cry on a whim.
And that’s why I’m here.
I know I’m not the only Army mom with two deployed soldiers. My hope is that I can help offer some insight, support, perhaps a shoulder.. for those of you who are out there in the same situation.
Hang in there, Army Moms!