Thank You, Ma’am

I know a lot of veterans. Half of my Facebook friends are veterans, military “brats” (children of veterans), or both. Additionally, several men in my family have served in the United States military: my dad, granddad, step-dad, and dad-in-law (had to keep with the “dad” theme), just to name a few.

But my very most favorite veteran of them all is my Mommy.

wpid-wpid-wp-1447192993933.pngMy mom is a retired high-ranking officer of the United States Air Force.

Talk about a fierce female!

Here is what her military service taught me:


  • Little women can be scary as hell (she’s five-foot-even)
  • Sometimes life is tough shit and you have to do what you have to do.
  • Being a woman shouldn’t stop you from succeeding, but fighting misogyny is a tough job.

wpid-wpid-wp-1447192967583.pngWhat are you still doing here reading my blog? Go hug a veteran (with permission, of course!) And don’t forget that women in the military are heroes too.

2 thoughts on “Thank You, Ma’am

  1. I don’t think I have. Definitely not as an adult and I don’t recall ever traveling to Ohio as a kid. My mom has probably been there — think her Dad was stationed at Wright-Patterson AFB when she was a kid. I’ll have to ask her.

    How bout you — have you ever been?

    I included a link for the museum if anyone’s interested:

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About Quixie

Hi! I go by "Quixie." Quixie is a shortened version of "quixotic," which means: "exceedingly idealistic; unrealistic and impractical." It's how I described my evangelical Christian faith when I started blogging 5 years ago. Now I'm an agnostic atheist who is trying to find a balance between idealism and reality. I write primarily about my mental health journey (I have bipolar disorder), and I also discuss my deconversion, mindfulness, exercise, music, reading, and other cultural topics.