There’s this big chunk of a bomb shell on my counter. I hate it. It is part of an IED. What is an IED? An improvised explosive device is a bomb that is constructed and deployed in ways other than in conventional military action. Ther decices can be constructed in many ways, attached to a detonator, part of a roadside bomb, and heavily … [Read more...]
The Day I Learned My Husband Went to Hell and Back
I'm not sure one can ever be prepared to hear a war story. I've been told that listening to a Veteran share their experiences from the military shows trust---something that can be hard for some service members. I've also been told some "tall tales" about downtime between missions, shenanigans that Veterans could only experience on a … [Read more...]
Can I Pet Your Dog?
When I started noticing people would say things about Sam, Memphis, or service dogs, I started keeping track of those things---now, I realize that may seem super weird or odd, but honestly, some of the phrases, questions, and comments were unbelievable. I mean, if we thought about them later, we would laugh because we couldn't believe what some … [Read more...]