In November 2013, my life changed forever. I met my future husband and in the beginning of the following year, he left me to go on a deployment.
Not such a fairy tale beginning huh?
Deployment. At that time, I knew nothing about the Army... And in a few months I was supposed to let my boyfriend just go and serve our country. I'll give you a little foresight and tell you I was nothing short of prepared. Looking back at this now, I don't know how I didn't just lose my mind everyday!
I'll never forget that feeling of when he returned. The second I laid eyes on him I didn't even cry I just let out a breath and felt peace. My other half was finally back and all was well again. I remember feeling like it was all a dream and I was too in shock to actually cry (and I had cried my whole way to seeing him haha).
So while it was the end of his deployment, it started our beginning. Without this deployment, we would have never even met so I am very grateful he deployed (I'm aware that is a weird thing to say!). Also, without him I would have never felt such happiness and love, nor would I have made this blog. This blog started off just sharing moments of our relationship & marriage, but now it has turned into something extra: the military life. I want to share my experiences and tips with others, who are living the military life as well.
I want to let others going through a deployment, or long distance, know that it is all worth it when you see your other half walking towards you. My blog has definitely transitioned a lot, but I hope to lend advice and humor to this life we chose because we love our spouses.
I plan on doing a post soon diving into the actual deployment, I've just had trouble finding my words because it was a roller coaster of a year. My hope is that I can aid others going through a deployment soon or currently, and let them know they aren't alone.
So, meet us The Strattons. A soldier of 11 years & a girl who loves to share their life with others. I hope our stories and advice benefit you in some way and that you continue to stick around. Thank you for reading my blog and going on this journey with us.