Wife of a Wounded Soldier
I am a wife of a severely injured soldier. I have been married to my husband, my hero, for six years. Throughout our nine year relationship we were separated over two years due to Operation Iraqi Freedom 1 & 5. He aslo deployed to Bosnia before I met him. My husband was severely injured by an improvised explosive device (IED) July 28th, 2006 and spent 20 months rehabilitating at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
I received my B.S. in Social work in 2005 from Austin Peay State University and I work for Operation Homefront's Wounded Warrior Wives Program. I have volunteered with a therapeutic riding academy that assists those with disabilities by riding horses.
Bryan was active duty army for 12 years and was medically retired in 2008. Bryan works on bomb robots with a defense contractor.
Our life has been a series of ups and downs. I have waited on him to return from war, learned how to accept our new normal after injuries, processed grief, and made some of the most amazing friends because of our tragedy. Our story is one of love, loss, hope and perseverance.