Packers will arrive at our house in a few days to begin the last move of our family’s active-duty life. Since my writing often comes from my own life, my husband’s retirement after 30 years brings my weekly column about active-duty military life to its logical completion. Of course, the larger story of military families goes on.
Military life touches the consciousness of our nation, mostly through events that grab headlines, through stories that are heroic, scandalous or tragic. As military families, we know the quieter days — when no one is watching — are just as indicative of our lives. In this space, for more than eight years, I’ve covered some of the big headlines touching our lives. I’ve also tried to shed light on the ordinary days of life on the homefront.