This is for this week’s Write Now Challenge 11 . . . to journal a major accomplishment, yours or someone else's.

My page for this is about a year in the lives of our family ... 1969 and 1970 ... a year when my husband was sent to Vietnam with his Signal Battalion ... a year when I stayed at home with one little boy and gave birth to our second little boy.

It was an interesting year in so many ways . . . it was:

a year of learning
a year of growing
a year of sacrifice
a year of challenges
a year of being apart
a year of writing letters
a year of joy & pain
a year of our lives

It was a year that we would never take back ... we would not choose it again, but it was an experience that helped to make us the family we are today.

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Inspired Layered Template … Katie Pertiet
Orchid Row paper … Katie Pertiet
Map Frames … Kellie Mize
Military Ephemera … our own collection and internet