Sally had had enough. Her husband was never at home because he was a soldier in the army. He kept promising that he would find another job that allowed him to stay at home. But that day never came. He was out fighting another war somewhere across the world, and he had a brilliant idea to get Sally a present. However, the day he received it, was the day she decided to divorce him.
High school sweethearts tied the knot!
Sally met her husband when they were just in High school. Richard had been on the wrestling team, and he was pretty good. Unfortunately, he did not make it into a university scholarship program. So, he decided to take up the family business. That meant enlisting in the united states Army. This was not the life that sally had planned for them. Her father had been a soldier, and he was barely at home. Although, she loved Richard dearly and would put up with being a soldier’s wife to be with him.
When Sally and Richard finally graduated, they had their whole lives ahead of them. Richard started his boot camp training, and soon he was given his first posting. They had to move across the country, which meant Sally had to leave everything she knew behind. But, she took marriage very seriously, and her love for her husband ran deep. So, she plucked up her courage and packed up their belongings.
A call to fight
Soon after they settled into their new home, Richard got the news that his platoon was to be sent off to the Middle East. The news was heartbreaking for they had only just arrived and her husband was being called to war. Fear gripped her heart as she mulled over the possibility of Richard getting hurt.
Over the next two years, Richard was barely home. He became quite the sought-after soldier, and he was permanently sent off on another mission. Sally had grown used to his absence, although she longed for his return the moment he left home.
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An unexpected turn of events
Sally stood in the bathroom, staring at her reflection. Her face was the epitome of terror with a perfect mixture of bewilderment. Her heart was hammering on her chest, but her hand was resting on her belly. Millions of questions were racing through her mind. She had always wanted to become a mother, but was this the right time? She glanced at the pregnancy test she had just tested herself on, hoping the plus sign would magically disappear.
There is no time like the present… but presently, her husband is barely home. Sally feared that she would end up raising their child alone. That was not how she had imagined things. However, she went along with the pregnancy. Nine months later, her daughter Lillian was born.