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I'm a twenty-nine year old Army wife currently living near a large Army post. I have an unhealthy obsession with Dr. Pepper, the Internet, cloth diapers, and ridiculous TV shows. I'm a stay at home mom to two beautiful daughters, AJ and Amelia. We also have a 6 year old beagle named Abby who is as dumb as a box of rocks.

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Saturday, July 24, 2010

You're Going Places, Baby!

Where was I ten years ago? Hmmm.

Ten years ago I was 16 years old. I was mere months away from meeting the man (boy?) I would eventually marry and spend the rest of my life with. I spent my time working at the local pool, running (sweating) at summer Cross Country camp, hanging out at Dunkin' Donuts with my (obviously super-cool) friends, and driving around town with my 4-month-old drivers' license.

If you had asked me in July 2000 what I thought I'd be doing in ten years I would have probably laughed at you and not been able to answer. I had no idea what was in store for me and how one night four months later (November 2000) would change everything.

Even if I didn't realize it then, I think I knew. I knew that D and I would spend the rest of our lives together. I knew that we would get married and have babies. I knew that we would grow old together. I knew that we were meant to be (corny, I know). I knew that we had a special connection that even now sets us apart from other couples. There was (and continues to be) just something about that boy.

Did I think that our lives would be the way they are now? No. I knew that the Army was a very real possibility, but I really didn't know that D would end up at the Academy and we would lose touch for so long. I didn't know that the Army would move us around quite as much as they have. I didn't know what we were in for, at all.

Reality is a lot different than the pretty little picture I painted in my head at 16. Its better.

My how things can change in 10 years.

I'm not even going to attempt to think about where we'll be at 36 (but it will be interesting to look back on our lives now).

1 comment:

  1. These boys in uniform, they sure do cause a lot of trouble! :) But they are totally worth it. Its not a life I saw myself living either but I wouldn't trade it now for anything.

    Thanks for following me blog, I'm gonna come follow you too!

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