This blog is in honor of my friend Mari! Mari, seen here, is woman, wife, mother and friend extraordinaire. Independent. Great mom, supportive wife, awesome friend, and a fantastic roller blading partner and confidante to all my petty problems!!
Mari's been on her own for the past five months. Her husband was selected to serve a year over in Korea for a year unaccompanied. I can't even imagine how hard that is on him, to be on the other side of the world with his family here, but I do know how it must be for Mari and her two kids. However, she's been a trooper and has been putting her best face forward, filling up her time with fun things to do with the kids, and keeping busy with work (http://www.metrofamily.com/). As one would assume, living alone for months at a time, there will be some obstacles to face. Many of us would crumble with each one presented, but not Mari!
As we were blading yesterday she revealed to me how hard this time has been on her and how it would be nice for her to just have something easy happen for once! She told me about how she's had to replace her front door, capture and almost kill some wasps, potty train her very strong willed daughter, find some alone time just to breathe, meet work deadlines, deal with the weather and how to change a flat tire!
Through it all she maintained her sanity and is an inspiration to all us military spouses.
So Mari, dude, this post is for you! You're my hero!!!
AND when I find myself with a flat, YOU will be my first phone call! LOL