Here are some tips to make military love stronger (following a deployment):
-Don’t be anxious to get back to everyday life
-Allow for re-adjustment
-Become acquainted again
-Respect the different person he or she may have become
-Don’t try to make up for lost time
-Accept that things may be different
-Don’t have unrealistic expectations
-Talk to each other openly and listen with empathy
-Don’t be surprised if your sex life is uneasy at first
-If you have children be open and reassuring
-Spend quality time with your partner and as a family
-Don’t be controlling or manipulative
-Learn to make decisions together again
-Keep the faith; you need each other now more than ever.

Allie Ochs, “How to Welcome Your Soldier Home” via militarymama.net (via amilitarylove)

Not so sure about the sex part haha livingthesoldierscreed, what is uneasy sex? How does one do? I doubt we’ll ever know LOL.

IF YOU ARE NOT PREPARED TO RAISE A DISABLED CHILD, OR A TRANS CHILD, OR A GAY OR BI OR PAN CHILD, IF YOU ARE NOT PREPARED TO LOVE AND SUPPORT YOUR CHILD UNCONDITIONALLY, DO NOT HAVE A CHILD.
― it is 2014. there are no excuses left. (via callmeoutis)
Where did the time go?

My love and I have been together 6 consecutive years, my little sister Sophie is in her senior year of HS, my mini-me is starting HS, my husband’s siblings are close to graduating with his little sister entering Junior High soon, and my cousin Zack (I’m closest with mini-me & her brother Zack when it comes to cousins) moves to Charleston into his dorm on Friday. They weren’t kidding when they said time would fly by. My heart is swollen with pride and at the same time I am heartbroken because I’ve come to realize that as people get older, especially within my family, they tend to distance themselves. I don’t ever see that happening with my october-22-2013 and livingthesoldierscreed, I can’t say the same for everyone else. Nonethelesser I am just over the moon for them all and wish them nothing but success and happiness.

Capricorn woman fact: If there is one thing that she hates most it’s a broken promise.

Tis one of the truest truths but this applies to just about every zodiac, speaking as a Capricorn though, I take broken promises to heart and my trust in that person begins to falter depending on the severity of that said promise.