When I was trying to come up with words for this post I was trapped by so many cliched phrases.. and stumbled on to a roadblock or two. I just could not craft a paragraph that would portray the gravity of what I wanted to say. I didn't want to approach the topic too lightly, or at the same time, too aggressively. After hours of "Type, type, type...backspace, backspace, backspace.." I decided to do some research.
As I read story, after story... I finally realized why my writers block was so astounding. I couldn't come up with words to say, because I simply did not have them.
So, I will say this:
I am a Marine wife, and this project was close to my heart. My husband has been through the battles of war, and made it home to me each and every time. The truth is though, for some women the "What if's?" really do turn into "What now?". This is my tribute to them, all the ones left behind. You'll never really be alone. You are an inspiration to us all.
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