I'm so excited to publish this latest podcast episode with guests Mel and Melinda Stevens of Cheyenne WY. They graciously allowed me into their home and answered all my questions about coming out in Wyoming, life before and after DADT in the military, and fostering as a same-sex couple. Their story is amazing! I know … Continue reading Podcast Episode #4: A peek into that Pesky Gay Lifestyle with guests!!!
D-Day by Samuel VanderJagt
In honor of the 75th anniversay of D-Day today, I re-typed an article written by my grandfather, Samuel VanderJagt. He was a radio-gunner and flew in 66 missions during World War 2. He later went on to Seminary at Calvin College, and contributed this article for the school magazine, Calvin Chimes. He rarely spoke of … Continue reading D-Day by Samuel VanderJagt
How Do You Get a Messy Zebra to Change Her Stripes? (11/5/15)
Answer? Have the messy zebra fall in love with a military zebra with pretty, neat, stripes. 🙂 I'm 39 (as my slightly younger partner loves to remind me!) and was born messy. My parents called me pigpen, only in part because of my white, whispy hair that floated around my head. I got my desk … Continue reading How Do You Get a Messy Zebra to Change Her Stripes? (11/5/15)
I’m Gonna Love You Like I’m Gonna Lose You (11/15)
My person's been gone for 12 days. I will see her in 44 hours. (But who's counting?) It's been painfully hard to be away from each other. We're super magnets to each other. We can't stay apart from one another. She's a person I WANT to be with. Often. It's painful to be apart. She's … Continue reading I’m Gonna Love You Like I’m Gonna Lose You (11/15)
Happy DADT Repeal Day!
Happy DADT Repeal day to my amazing wife! I love you and I'm so proud of your service! Six years ago, the military rescinded the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy. Six years ago, I didn’t really notice. I was busy with my young kids ages 8, 6, and 3, pregnant with #4. It was not … Continue reading Happy DADT Repeal Day!
Our News (6-12-16)
I haven't been meaning to be a big tease, I just haven't had the opportunity to write this out, and I've had a few other more passionate blogs to regurgitate first. I've been eluding to some big changes in our lives and I'd like to share. We're moving! My wife got a full time Air … Continue reading Our News (6-12-16)
Our little slice of paradise (8-22-16)
We’ve completed the move! After a whirlwind summer, and about a month of living in transition, a few weekends ago we rented the U-Haul truck to load up the big things, and said hello to our new town, home, and life! Let me just say how thankful we are about several things: We are thankful … Continue reading Our little slice of paradise (8-22-16)
I have a book, a guide to being the perfect Air Force wife. I stare at the cover, not quite sure how I got to this place. Certainly never imagined it. We love to joke and ask each other, “What if someone came to you 10 years ago and told you that you would be … Continue reading Military…wife?