Hi my name is Lisa. I’ve been in the military all my life. So yes I am a military brat! I love that nickname! My dad is a retired Marine of 26 years. And right now he is going through the hardest time in his life. He has cancer of the pancreas. And the bad thing is he lives in Oregon and I live in California. It’s hard because I’m so far away and can’t be there for him. And also my mom passed away in 2009 from a severe heart attack.
I married a Marine 18 years ago. I have been all over first with my parents then with my husband. I’ve been to Texas, North Carolina, Okinawa Japan, Korea, Philippines, California, Oregon, Virginia, and Arizona.
The hardest part of being a spouse and a military brat is moving and having to start all over. Meeting new people is always hard. And missing your family is the hardest part of moving away so far from them. But nothing can compete when your husband has to go and fight oversees for our freedom. My husband has been to Iraq twice for 7 months each and Afghanistan for 7 months.
But I have to say that I would not change my life for anything. I am proud to be a part of the Military Family! And I am so very proud of my father and my husband!
P.S. The First pic is my husband in Afghanistan and the second is my three kids welcoming home their dad from Afghanistan. The third pic is of my dad with my three children standing if front of the Marine Corps Museum in Quantico, VA about 4 years ago.
Labor Day weekend is here! On Monday I will select three winners from the 10 semi-finalists!