#SoCS & #JusJoJan 2020 Daily Prompt – Jan. 11th

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “the first 3 words of the first full sentence.” Okay, follow me here. This is what I want you to do: 1. Grab the closest book to you when you sit down to write your post. 2. Open it to a random page. 3. Locate the first complete sentence on that page. 4. Use the first three words of that sentence to start your post, then take it from there–write whatever comes to mind. That’s it! Have fun!

Thirty years ago, I was living in Puerto Rico. We have our two oldest kids and we were living in his grandmother’s house. My husband has a part-time job and he was in the Army National Guard. Money was tight and I can’t even find a job.

My husband decided for our family to join the ARMY in May 1989. He already has the basic training from the National Guard so it was an easy process simply filling the paperwork, signing- in and moved. His first assignment the state of Texas. We follow him in October 1989. My two oldest kids were 5 and 3. It was one of the hardest decisions we have made, however it was the right one. The only regret we have it’s being so far away from our families.

Otherwise, our lives have been great, we have a chance to travel and live in different countries. Our favorite has been Nuremberg, Germany the best 4 years of our life. However, from living a great life also we were aware of the dangerous situations any person who joins the military. My husband has been in two wars “Desert Storm” in Kuwait 1990 and the Iraq War 2003. Also, he would be gone for weeks or months for training we barely got to see him. He retired in 2008 when he suffered an injury in one of the trainings.

SoCS & JusJoJan 2020 is hosted by Linda G. Hill.

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