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Friday, June 18, 2010

Happy Anniversary Mr. Army Soldier

Are you kidding me....16 years today I married my soldier. I'll never forget. This Miami girl says "I Do" to a Hot SPC in the Army!! We went to Mexico for a week and off he went.....being married for just a few weeks and being separated for about a year. It was tough. I was 24 but I was ready. So the adventure begins. In 16 years I have lived in so many places I have lost count. It has been fun. Just when I get bored with my house I get to pick the next one out. So when we get to our last one I will know exactly what I want:) I'll just have to remember I cant change my mind in 2 or 3 years. HA! Of course my three highlights.....my girls. We were stationed at Bragg for a weekend when I found out I was having Baby #1. I was so excited. Womack was my first experience. I was not sure what to expect but I had my little baby girl in a big Army Hospital. Check out time came and they asked me if we wanted to make payments??? OK well how much??? It was for my meals for a few days. It was like $20.....really??? We proudly said no thanks we will pay in full. Score!! Army blessing #1! I wont ramble on too much. I had Army blessing #2 and #3 in a Civilian Hospital at the same duty place. We were doing good every 2 yrs I was adding to our little Army family. Life was good. Until the first time he left baby #3 was only a few months old. So I had a 4, 2 and 3 month old. That's when I knew I could do about anything. As the years have gone by moving and taking care of our little family got easier. It has been fun. I know that my girls are flexible. They change schools, make new friends (and keep the old) and adjust well. As we are approaching retirement years (in the Army you are old around 38 haha). We did not have in our plan.... Blessing #4 my insurance that my husband works so hard for. I never thought much about it and sometimes I would get mad if they did not pay right or I could not go where I picked first. It did not click until they told me I had breast cancer. Chemo 12,000 each time.....so much more I don't even want to get started. So thankful for the Army!!! It is a benefit that you will not hear me complain about. And Blessing # 5....that's you baby! My soldier who I have taken care of and our girls no matter where he has gone. I love being an ARMY WIFE. You've done a fabulous job the last 2yrs being a soldier, dad and husband to tough cookie fighting an ugly disease. Thank you for feeding me breakfast when I could hardly pick my head up. Thank you for washing my bald head when I could hardly look in the mirror. Thank you for holding it together when the Dr's gave us results after results. Thank you for loving me for better or worse and in sickness and in health. I LOVE YOU....Yay for 16 yrs! Meet my Army soldier...







9 comments:

On Purpose said...

Happy Anniversary to two amazing people...love you Mike and Cindy!

Frances said...

Oh, man. This post made me tear up. Happy Anniversary to you both! You are both so very blessed to have each other.

The Neffs said...

Happy Anniversary! Hope your day is very special!

Renee said...

Happy Anniversary!!Thank you for sharing your Blessings with us!

Crystal Marie said...

Happy Avviversary!

Teri said...

Love you both! So Thankful God let us cross paths and intertwine our lives. Happy Anniversary!!!!!!!!!!

Mrs. Tass said...

My dad was stationed in Ft. Bragg when he was in 82nd. My baby brother (who is now 17 almost 18 in September) was born at Womack!!!! Congrats on 16 years...I am almost 6 years myself and would not change a thing! :)

Tracy said...

Happy Anniversary!

The Sgt.'s Wife said...

I loved reading your post! Congrats on being married 16 years! Hope your day was awesome!