Mother of four (three on earth and one in heaven), military wife.
In October 2011, I was a 36-year-old, Texas resident, mother of two. I was a minivan driving, stay-at-home mom with three college degrees. My husband, a military officer, was deployed to Iraq for the prior 12 months. We had considered adding one more child to our family and were thrilled to find out that I conceived within two weeks of my husband returning from Iraq. This was our “homecoming baby,” the beginning of our “happily ever after.” Instead, it was the beginning of our heartbreaking story. Full story.