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.
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.
What 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.