Fun facts:

November of 2008

  1. I lived on an Iraqi Army base a stone’s throw from the Iranian border.
  2. Coffee and Rip-Its and phone calls home made me smile.
  3. I shot an AK-47 for the first and only time:

4. When Obama gave his acceptance speech I read it online and my heart swelled with joy and jealousy for folks celebrating back in the states.

 November of 2012

  1. I’m planning a wedding.
  2. I voted with my neighbors in the early morning dark.
  3. Obama’s reelection made my heart swell and I’m here celebrating with my love.