Keep at it

Isn’t this true about military life? We never see photos of the late night insomnia over worry, the parenting alone, navigating an impossible job market as a military spouse, or the isolation you feel far away from friends and family. These are the imperfectly beautiful, true life, moments of becoming. Growth happens when the cameras aren’t out–in the valleys and the lowest chambers of the heart, outside of the military balls and homecomings and national holidays honoring military families.

Share with the world #WhatWeCarry as military spouses

Tim O'Brien's "The Things They Carried" is a short story (and book) about a fictional platoon in Vietnam. It followed their inner thoughts (fears, superstitions, memories, future hopes) and highlighted intangible and tangible items they carried on their journeys as soldiers. 

For our #WhatWeCarry initiative in support of our Amaryllis campaign, we're taking Tim O'Brien's story and viewing it through our lens. We want to share with the world the personal stories, and collective voice, of the modern military spouse. Interested in contributing?