Have you ever heard the phrase, “If you want to make God laugh, tell him YOUR plans?” Well, Teesa definitely made God chuckle, as she planned out her future upon graduating from high school and entering college. Teesa Albert (a pseudonym) went to college right after she completed her senior year of high school, with
Hi! I’m Jamilah! I’ve been a Navy wife since 2006, after earning my Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy from San Diego State University. After relocating to other areas, I longed for a sense of community and resources–hence, I created Black Military wives! The goal of Black Military Wives (B.M.W.) is to create relationships between women who share similar cultural and family experiences, in relation to the military. B.M.W. also has a Facebook Group, which was established in January, 2016. The group now has more than 8,000 members–even though it’s a “secret” group! At the time of its creations, there wasn’t any other worldwide “Black Military Wives…” anything! Now, there are so many resources available to our community! Together, we are making a remarkable difference in building friendships and sharing resources between sisters all over the world, and I’m so thankful to be apart of this amazing sisterhood.
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“You see, the world is full of military spouses who all “wife” differently and those various ways work for them.”
Forty years…it took me forty years! Up until eight short months ago, I did not know who my biological father was. When I prayed as a teenager, I often referred to the Creator as “Daddy,” just so I could use the word. Not all of the time–just usually when I wanted “fatherly” advice on something,
“You must not know ‘bout me. I can have another you in a minute.” Queen Bey sang this as an empowerment anthem for women in disintegrating relationships. I suppose it works in music videos and making hit music. But, if we’re talking about homemaking, and we are…no. You cannot have another me in a minute.
If life begins at conception, so does motherhood. I remember reading a post in which a woman introduced her family. She shared, “I have four children, which includes an angel-baby.” My heart melted. Her angel-baby wasn’t pictured in the family photograph near her other three kids, but spiritually, the baby was there! The child
Being a Muslim wife/family in the military…Ooh this is a heavy one. When I was ﬁrst asked to write this, I was excited but also unsure, because I did not want to come oﬀ as negative. However, I do think it’s important to share my experience. I will preface this by saying of course I’m