Today’s guest blogger is Debby Giusti. She writes inspirational romantic suspense for Love Inspired Books. Her thirteenth novel and the sixth book in her Military Investigations series, THE AGENT’S SECRET PAST, is on sale now at your favorite book stores and available in print and digital form at Amazon.com.
“I’m an Army wife—a member of that sisterhood of women who have had the courage to watch their men march into battle and the strength to survive until their return. Our sorority knows no rank for we earn our membership with a marriage license, traveling over miles or over nations to begin a new life with our soldier husbands.”
I wrote those words in a short article entitled Sisterhood, first published in Family Magazine when I was a young wife with small children. Since then Sisterhood has been republished in numerous magazines and given in calligraphy form on parchment to thousands of Army wives around the world.
My dad was career military, and I first learned about the uniqueness of the Army sisterhood from my mother. She was one of the first American women to arrive in Germany at the end of World War II. My mom and dad had married when he came back to the States on leave. A few weeks later, she said goodbye to her parents and traveled alone, over more than four thousand miles, to be with her
Fast forward to when I was six years old. My mother and I journeyed cross-country by train to San Francisco where we boarded a military troop transport ship. We shared a crowded stateroom with another Army wife and her children for a long and stormy voyage across the Pacific to join my father who was, at that time, stationed in Japan.