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Traci's Blog: Episode 1
Posted: Mon 11/19/2012 08:02 PM
I have been overwhelmed by the support, love and kindness that you have all offered me. I am honestly in shock. You're all amazing!!!
Well, here we go...
I absolutely loved going to watch the little army men jump out of planes. When Jared is away, it's these little things that make me feel so close to him and remind me of the incredible sense of pride that he gives me every single day. Wow, he is so cool. haha. Blair, Sara and Salina are three fun girls to hang out with!
Yolanda's hospitality was incredible and her words of wisdom were so inspirational. I am honored to have the 4-25 pin that she so graciously gave to me. When I was asked where Jared and I met, I wish I had answered "while I was in my 3rd year of medical school and he was finishing law school" because phewwww that would have created far less drama than telling the truth did. At that lunch, Lindsey did not even say hello to me (that I recall) so I was absolutely SHOCKED when she called to 'enlighten me' of how 'disrespectful' I was. Perhaps I didn't respond in the classiest way to her phone call, but hey, I wouldn't be me if I did. I felt like she was attacking not only me, but my marriage. I don't think that my 'bad words' even remotely compare to her 'bad attitude.' Just because she didn't curse doesn't mean that she wasn't horribly condescending and demeaning. Referring to any part of my story as a 'joke' is something that I don't take lightly. Period. Being that I was a new mom with my husband deployed and my family 5000 miles away, I was overwhelmed with emotion and have been known to not always be tactful, but ALWAYS have my heart in the right place. I am not sorry for my response and if this situation repeated itself, I would probably do the same. The wives of my husbands chain of command have assured me that Lindsey was the one who was actually out of line and if she had a question about my behavior she should have contacted them rather than call a complete stranger, who is brand new to the Army life and degrade them on a personal level. Lindsey claims that she was trying to help me but I am just not sure with what... I am blessed enough to LOVE every aspect of my life and didn't need help. I am doing just fine :) Ugh watching her say 'someones gonna have to teach her, but she'll learn' makes me think that she assumes everyone wants to be like her?? I can't speak for everyone but I know that I sure don't!
Having friends over to try my moms passover dishes was a good way to cope with being so far from home during the holidays. I wasn't trying to scare Salina about her delivery!! I was trying to tell her that I waited so long to get my epidural that getting it in was a NIGHTMARE!!! GAHHH babies hurt when they come out of your tummy (since so many of you were offended by the word vagina last night, we'll use preschool terms).
Thank you for allowing me to tell my story. You all are incredible and your support means more than you know! Enjoy tonights episode :) I can't wait to see it!!! God bless!
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