Kim Wilson is a third-generation military wife; mother to two sons; freelance writer; and certified life coach. Throughout her marriage to MSG George Wilson, Kim has experienced military life as an active duty and Reserve spouse.>
Kim is well-versed with the unique challenges military families face, including the trials and tribulations of deployments. Utilizing her firsthand knowledge, she enjoys educating and supporting servicemembers and their loved ones.
Through her volunteer work with the USO, Kim has the privilege of greeting and welcoming home troops from Iraq and Afghanistan—an experience she finds both pleasurable and humbling.
Professionally, Kim's work has appeared in Military Spouse Magazine, Writer's Digest, ePregnancy, LowCarb Energy and numerous other print and online publications. Her story "Fast Cars and Freedom" appears in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Nascar. She's the co-author, co-editor of Living Miracles: Stories of Hope from Parents of Premature Babies (St. Martin's Press). To learn more about Kim's writings life, please visit Kim Wilson Online.com .
By Kim Wilson:
My military roots sprouted long before my birth. As a newlywed, my grandmother endured a 22-month separation when my grandfather shipped out on the USS Topeka. Two decades later, the saga continued when my mother gave birth to me while my Navy Seabee father fought in Vietnam.
Fast forward many years, and a soldier captured my heart. Not only did I become an Army wife, but I married into a military and law enforcement family. Between both families, a loved one has served, or is serving, in the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps.
The knowledge and wisdom I've gleaned from my grandmother, mother, mother-in-law and sister's-in law proves invaluable as I navigate my way through the military way of life.
Like my predecessors, it's my goal to assist and support servicemembers and their loved ones, hopefully making their journey as a military family easier than that of previous generations.