Wow we were young..
only married about 2 months
and had seen him about 1 week.
Oh if I only knew then
how hard it would be to
be a military wife.
A pilot's wife.
For the next 8 years
our life revolved around
deployments and being "out in the field"
the PX and class 6
dity moves and The Stars and Stripes.
Steve flew apache helicopters in the Army.
He went to Bosnia for 6 months when Stephen was just a baby.
He loved every minute of it.
I think he misses it.
I'm still in contact with some friends we made
all those years ago in the military.
Some of them are still in.
Some of them have lost a spouse.
It's them that I think about today.
When we were nearing the end of our tour in Germany
Steve put in for an extension.
We loved living overseas.
It was denied.
A few months later
while getting stationed in Ft. Knox KY
Steve heard that the guy who took his slot in Germany
was killed in his helicopter.
I think of his wife and children today.
To all who have served our country.