Catrina - posted on 08/16/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )
I am going to get things started here with the subject of Army Life. I would like to hear from other mothers like myself who are married to a soldier. I want to hear your experiences and I want you to share your stories of what it's been like for you. I'll start with my story. I met my husband almost 5 years ago and that's how long we've been together. We were boyfriend and girlfriend from the start. I had already had my first baby, Savannah. She was 2 months old. When she was 7 months old, I got pregnant for the first time by him. After my second baby, Caleb, was born, we had some problems already but I tried to work through them with him. Then when our second baby was 6 months old, I got pregnant with Gianna. That's when he decided to join the Army to be able to take care of us better. He left for Basic Training a day after Caleb, turned a year old. I was still pregnant with Gianna. 2 or 3 weeks after Gianna was born, we went to see him for his graduation. Shortly after, we moved here to Fort Irwin, California. That's when trouble came. He started going out and doing things that I didn't think he would do. He would go out with all the single soldiers and get wasted and do really bad things. (I don't wanna say what.) It just seems like ever since he's joined the Army, our issues have just gotten worse with more time. I can't blame it all on the Army, for we all have our issues without the Army being involved, but we've had so many more problems than ever before, since the Army. We are now not in good standing with each other. I am going to go back home with our children while he stays here and finishes his time in the Army and sorts some stuff out. I just want to know if there are any other women out there that have been in the same position as me or a similar position as me. Thank you for reading and I'm sorry it was so long!!