I saw the anger in your brow, the way it wrinkled under stress. I could almost feel heat emanate from you. I blamed us and you blamed yourself. I was certain I was doing what was right for me. I didn’t want to go and a part of me prayed you’d beg me to stay but you were just so mad. I was just so hurt.
I always said I’d go, there’s some things I cannot live with, and I refuse to. Today, I realize I gave up too soon. Which isn't to say I never fought for us; I did, for what felt like years. We overcame many challenges together, and quite frankly, I let a lot go.
is a 9 year Army Spouse and mother of two. She resides in beautiful Fort Jackson, SC; where the water is warm and mosquitoes roam- yes, she spends a lot of her summer bathed in bug repellent. She enjoys volunteering for different organizations and lending a hand when one is needed. Currently, she is the Publicity Chairman for the American Red Cross of Fort Jackson. In her free time, she loves to read, write and color her hair. She is humorous, charismatic and free spirited. “Jei", as her friends like to call her, firmly believes that a positive attitude can change everything and tries constantly to better herself through self-affirmation and motivation. Though she is California born and raised, she fully embraces her new southern home. Still, she spends her days dreaming of her second home, Seattle, and her eventual return.