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Candi - posted on 05/02/2011
I am also an Army Wife. The key:Don't expect anything. Remember everything is written in pencil--meaning things can change at a moments notice. Take each day as it comes, don't believe anything until you see it, enjoy each place you get stationed and enjoy being with your husband. If you need anything else, send me a message. I' have been married to my soldier for 14 years
Sarina - posted on 05/03/2011
Lesha, as an army wife of 20+ years and 3 sons in now, I can tell you it is everything the other ladies said and so much more. I would offer this though; get involved in you Family Readiness Group, they are you support when your husband is both here and deployed.
Candi - posted on 05/03/2011
I agree, you do make a life, but its no way "normal". I have spent the past 16 yrs being a part of it. My husband was in the Coast Guard for 4 yrs then switched to Army. We have been through 3 deployments (39 months total) and countless schools, TDYs, and whatever else the Army will throw at us. We also have 3 kids. Now my hsband is on a night shift 2pm til 1am, so I continue to live and run my kids everywhere they need to go. While he was gone, I have been a successful parent, completed a college degree, took care of home, finances, worked, and did everything it normally takes 2 parents to do. Yeah thousands of people do it everyday, but I don't think too many of them will say its no different. Like I said before, it is hard at times, but it is very worth it and I wouldn't have it any other way
Medic - posted on 05/03/2011
Umm last time I checked I spent 7 years being a military wife. Been through 2 deplyments and countless weeks with him being gone. I just went with the flow...but I am glad I need you to believe what I am or was. Life goes on I went to work, took care of the kids and went out with my friends. Its just life. You can't let yourself get caught up in all the military drama and the bull that goes on. You can't sit by the computer waiting for him to get on. You just make a life.
America3437 - posted on 05/03/2011
I'm not an army wife but I spent countless hours on the phone with one while her husband was deployed in the take down of sadam and all I can say is find a friend that will sit on the phone and listen to you no matter what time of day or night or how long! We laughed alot and even cried a little but those days(7am-9pm ,no joke)I spent with her got her through those long days and lonley nights.Iam not a woman that can handle that so to you and all military both old and new THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!
Candi - posted on 05/03/2011
Jennifer, I have a hard time believing you are a military spouse. Maybe I'm wrong, but to say military life is no different is waaaaay off for me. True some people make it harder than it has to be, but if you have never lived it, you cannot understand it. I know people who think they know what its like b/c they have a friend or relative that is in the military, trust me, its different. Being a military spouse is exciting, tiring, terrifying, worrisome, fulfilling, and thankless...but it is so worth it! It may be "just life" to some, but to others it is so much more.
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