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The Life of a Military Spouse: The Cofer Story

Posted on May 17, 2014 by Admin

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My husband and I married in the midst of the war, and our first few years together were crazier than we anticipated. We were expecting our first child when my husband was drafted into the military, and it completely changed our lives.

He was first sent out of state for about three weeks, and then to Hawaii to be a mechanic.

While he was away, I gave birth to our daughter. We would write to each other, and I’d send him pictures of our new baby girl. At the time I was living with his parents, who helped me raise her. As she grew, I would show her pictures of her dad so that one day she would recognize him. Three months before the war was over, my husband was discharged and was united with our daughter for the first time! They were both so excited to finally meet. I watched as my daughter jumped into her father’s arms and he caught her and picked her up. It was such a wonderful moment for all of us.

Family is a very important aspect of life, and my advice for any younger generation is to be careful with your family and always treat them right.

– Agnes Cofer, Atria Elizabethtown resident

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  • Michele Clem says:

    I appreciate the sacrifices Mrs. Cofer and her family made to serve our country! What an honor that she chose to share her life with us at Atria Elizabethtown! What a blessing she has been to our community. Thank you Mrs. Cofer!

  • Kelsey Joy says:

    Mammaw! I absolutely love hearing your stories and I can’t wait to hear more and more! I love you! Keep blogging!

    Your great granddaughter,

  • Brenda Bush says:

    What a touching story! I must get out to see you. Thank you for sharing this!

  • Cheryl and Eric Stewart says:

    Hello Mammaw, we are very proud of you and Papaw. Your generation faced the most challenging times and sacrificed so much for our country and our freedom. You are both. Dry strong and admirable people and we love and miss you very much.