Hi! I'm Mal. I am an "Army wife" of two years stationed at Ft. Carson in Colorado Springs, CO. My husband, DLW, is currently deployed to Afghanistan and we are expecting our first baby (a girl) in early September!
DLW and I met while he was stationed at Ft. Jackson in South Carolina. He told me he was going to marry me the first night we ever spoke and I knew right away that he was my husband. DLW moved to Richmond, VA on recruiter orders a week after our first date and I followed a few months later. We lived in Richmond until this past summer when we PCSed to Ft. Carson. DLW is an Infantry Platoon Sergeant and it has been quite an adjustment coming back to the real Army. Outside of the Army, we enjoy hiking, exercising, and just being outside. We love Netflix binges, going out to eat, and our two dogs.
If I could tell people one thing about the military lifestyle, I would tell them that it's not that bad. Maybe we've had an easy career so far but I've never felt inconvenienced by the fact I married a solider. The Army has provided DLW and our family with countless opportunities and I can say we truly enjoy the life we live. Having my husband overseas while I'm pregnant is not ideal but it's really not as difficult as people may think. Seriously. While being an "Army wife" doesn't define me, it has slowly become part of who I am. I love and support my husband no matter what and can't wait to see what the future holds for us!
Samantha and I hope you'll join us and highlight the positives of the military lifestyle. Let's show the world how wonderful being an military wife can be!