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Lockheed Martin opened its doors today for a Family Day event. When my husband, a Lockheed Martin employee, and I walked through the gates, I instinctively raised my arms up for the security guard to wave a security wand around me.

He gave me a puzzled look and then handed me a wristband.

“Don’t pass out from all the excitement,” he said dryly.

We stepped through the gates and into a brick building. By law I can’t talk about the things I saw inside that place.

Just kidding.

I can tell you, however, I saw this awesome sign with a missile exploding on it that said “Enlightenment: Knowing a Precision Missile Can Hit You at Any Second.”

If you don’t know what Lockheed Martin does, that might scare you— especially because most offices have photos of trees or people fishing.

Rest assured, Lockheed is a global company with specialties such as technology, aerospace and most notably, defense. As you can imagine then, there were lots of warning signs and pictures of exploding missiles, but it was OK because I am married to a professional who kept me from wandering into a missile testing room.

I couldn’t take any photos and even though the journalist in me wanted to sneak a snapshot, I was too worried a team of security guards would tackle me and drag me away while Derek’s co-workers and their families watched in horror.

I didn’t want him to deny he knew me. I didn’t want to embarrass my husband.

And that, friends, is being a good wife.

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