"Army There Yet?" is a nod to the ever-present unsettled feeling that comes with the territory of being a military family...knowing that your current location is temporary and that there really is no "final destination". We won't ever really be there...but we're here now, and here is good.
I write to process what is on my mind and in my heart, to keep in touch with family and friends, to tell our story and remember thoughts, feelings and experiences I would otherwise forget, and because it keeps me amused.
I write because of this:
“Writing and reading decrease our sense of isolation. They deepen and widen and expand our sense of life: they feed the soul. [...]We are given a shot at dancing with, or at least clapping along with, the absurdity of life, instead of being squashed by it over and over again. It's like singing on a boat during a terrible storm at sea. You can't stop the raging storm, but singing can change the hearts and spirits of the people who are together on that ship.” - Anne Lamott
"We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect" -Anaïs Nin
And because we all have a story to tell and a unique way of telling it.