Jodie here. Over on my blog, Mondays tend to focus on music. I love my tunes. When I write, my books all have a soundtrack of their own. If I can't find the soundtrack, I struggle to find the story. It has something to do with knowing my characters. Somehow, knowing what they'd skip to on the iPod on the drive home from work solidifies how well I know them.
This week, I thought it would be fun to talk about the songs that get us through deployments. Whether you're a spouse or a parent, a good friend or a girl-/boy-friend, it's a good bet a song out there has made you teary. This week, let's share, shall we? Today's song will be that patriotic/military one that gets you every time. Thursday will be that personal one that's all about you and your Soldier/Sailor/Marine/Airman/Coastie. How's that sound? Want to drop into the comments and share?
My big soldier song is probably pretty generic, but having lived the life for over 15 years, I know how true it is. Whether my husband is here, deployed, or TDY somewhere, this one grabs me in the gut and reminds me of who he is and what he does. Sometimes, as the family members of servicemembers, we forget that our lives are pretty extraordinary. Only about 1% of the population currently serves this way. That's pretty amazing and it should make you stand a little taller as far as I'm concerned.