The Beginning
Suspended In Time, Part 2

The year was 1943, and emotions ran high
Ever able bodied American was signing up
Only too eager to defend our country
Men and women alike, ready to do our duty
I was no different and I signed up as a WAC
People were just getting used to the idea of women in the military
There were still a lot of them completely against it
Including my family
But I was 23, with a mind of my own
And a yearning for adventure
If only I'd known then how everything would turn out
Would my actions have been different
Would I have stayed home and escaped all the pain
On no, for I would have missed all the joy
And the love
And so this is the beginning of my story
Bittersweet, poignant, and oh so dear to my heart

Terri Lyn Stanfield

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