Freelance writer Michelle Volkmann is a Navy spouse and mother to two Disney-obsessed daughters. Since 2002 she has written for various newspapers and magazines throughout the country. She survives on bacon and hates washing dishes. She currently lives in Mississippi.
As a military spouse and mother of two military brats, I often feel like the black sheep in my military neighborhood because I wasn’t raised in the military. I didn’t move 10 times before the age of 18. I didn’t join the military out of high school. I don’t come from a legacy of service and duty to my country. I never imagined myself being married to a sailor.