Army Life

Catrina - posted on 08/16/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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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!!

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Brittney - posted on 11/12/2009

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Hello, Me and my husband have been together for 6 years now and married two we have a 9 month old daughter. He asked me to marry him when we was in AIT right after AIT he got stationed in S.Korea when he came home on R&R we had our wedding spent 12 days together and said goodbye for 6 more months. Then we got stationed out in Kansas we were there about 3 weeks and I found out I was pregnant with Adreona. He is now deployed been gone for 3 months, and is getting ready to re-enlist. I defiantly feel like I am a single mom we have not even spent half the time we have been married together. Our marriage isn't perfect but we work to get it where it is. Before he deployed him and his battle was going out and getting trashed and I would be at home with our newborn. Marriage is by no means easy and it seems as though the army will test, complicate and confuse relationships more than ever. We just have to trust that God knows what he wants to do with our life and give him the power to carry out the plans he has for us. I hate to hear that your family is going through a tough time but hang in there and one of my favorite versus is LOVE NEVER FAILS!

Charlene - posted on 09/09/2009

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Sorry to hear things are not good...

I am new to all this so we haven't encountered any problems like that, or well at least not being part of the Army anyway. We've had our ups & downs and have always had to rely on God to get through them. Through Him all things are possible...hard to always remember that when it's a tough time I know!



Anyway...sounds like we have some kid's about the same ages. I have 3 July babies, 2002, 2006 & 2008 and one odd ball in May. =)

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