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By Sarah Smiley

A former army brat and present-day military spouse, Sarah Smiley understands greater than an individual that weddings and funerals--even childbirth!--take a backseat to Uncle Sam. but while Sarah's husband, Dustin, is shipped away for an unforeseen deployment, what follows is a real try out of energy and wit that even Sarah's list-making mom could not have ready her for. simply whilst Sarah thinks she has all of it less than keep an eye on, an enthralling physician creates temptation that's not easy to withstand. Now, with one far away wife, young children and 3 most sensible associates, Sarah learns that lifestyles occasionally capability going a bit overboard. particularly frank and overtly humorous, this memoir of marrying younger and transforming into up past due exposes every little thing you by no means knew you did not find out about lifestyles within the military….and then a few.

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Small talk is always so painful. 39 Sarah Smiley Once I had the waiting room to myself again, I rummaged through my purse for the cell phone. Courtney’s number was on speed dial. ” she said when she answered the phone. ” “Oh,” she said sympathetically. Then I corrected myself. “Actually, I guess I should say Dustin is making the will. ” “You probably don’t want to be back there anyway,” she said. “Maybe if y’all had done this earlier, but not this close to the deploy—er, detachment. ” “I met Sean from the squadron,” I said, changing the subject.

Courtney’s number was on speed dial. ” she said when she answered the phone. ” “Oh,” she said sympathetically. Then I corrected myself. “Actually, I guess I should say Dustin is making the will. ” “You probably don’t want to be back there anyway,” she said. “Maybe if y’all had done this earlier, but not this close to the deploy—er, detachment. ” “I met Sean from the squadron,” I said, changing the subject. “Do you know him? ” I was surprised when Courtney said yes. “I know his girlfriend,” she said.

I buried my face in my hands. “Hey,” he said, touching my leg, “this is only temporary. Soon you’ll have me home again to help you. ” I cried harder. “I’m not cut out for this. ” Dustin pulled my hands away from my face. “This hurts me, too, Sarah. I realize you married me thinking I would be home to 53 Sarah Smiley take care of you and our family. It kills me to know I can’t do that right now. But I’ll be home soon. ” He put a hand to my cheek and grinned. “But seriously, Sarah, don’t sell the house if you find a roach, OK?

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