Sunday, June 6, 2010

The Intro

I have never written a blog before, so this will be an adventure for me. I haven't always been the type of girl to say exactly what I'm thinking, or how I feel, but things have changed. I'm not the girl I used to be. I have a voice and it is screaming out, louder than ever, to be heard.

My story has taken me to so many different places, and while my friends back home are going through the "normal" life for people my age, I am in fact doing everything completely opposite and out of order. The words organized chaos seem to describe my life as it is right now, and even possibly how it always has been.

At the age of 17 I married my middle school sweetheart and became a Marine wife. Before most people my age had finished high school I was moving half across the country, from Texas to North Carolina, to be with the man I love.

About eight months after my 18th birthday I gave birth to the most amazing little boy. He is the light of my life. He has his Daddy's smile and his Mama's bright eyes. Perfection.

Now here I am, 21 years old. I have been married for over 3 1/2 years. My son is now a crazy ball of toddler energy. I have a little more wisdom and a lot more humility. While most of my friends are at college, drinking and partying and living it up, I'm at home changing diapers and dealing with deployments.

Everyone has their own story to tell. Each person's experiences are different. I don't pretend to know everything about the Marine Corps, or being a mother, or anything else. I just know what I have been through and what I have learned in the process, and it is my turn to let my voice be heard.

This is my own collection of thoughts, quotes, pictures, songs, and anything else that strikes me to have a meaning.

This is my story....

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