Dear Military Spouse, You Are Stronger Than You Think
You military spouse are stronger than you think.
Whether you are faced with another year-long deployment or a pcs to a country you never thought you would ever even visit, let alone live, you are stronger than you think.
Whether you are struggling with your three kids, three and under or struggling with infertility, you are stronger than you think.
Whether you just can’t seem to make ends meet or you are upset that you can’t find the right job using your degree, you are stronger than you think.
Whether your spouse joined the military after being married a couple of years or you are about to walk down the aisle to the love of your life, standing there waiting for you in their uniform, you are stronger than you think.
Whether your spouse is deployed to a dangerous location or your spouse is helping out in a natural disaster on the other side of the state, you are stronger than you think.
Whether your spouse is re-enlisting for a few more years or you only have about 60 days left until their ETS dates, you are stronger than you think.
Whether you are heartbroken about having to say goodbye to your best friend who is PCSing away, a year before you are or you are struggling to make a new friend at the duty station you have lived at for over a year, you are stronger than you think.
Whether your own family lives three hours away or 13 hours on a plane, you are stronger than you think.
You see military spouse, no matter what you are going through, no matter what your current struggle might be or what you have ahead of you, you are stronger than you think.
You will get through this, you will and through your experiences, you will grow stronger through each and every one of them.
Take each day and make it your own. Figure out the best way to stay busy and work on yourself. Decide to make the best of every situation but give yourself permission to cry it out if you need to. Find good and valuable friends and if you can’t, try new places and get out and explore. Write in your journal, write letters to your spouse, write letters to your mom, write letters to your best friend and know they have your back too.
One day, your spouse will end their military career. One day, being deployed will be a thing of the past. One day you will look back on these years and wonder how you even made it through. One day you will see how far you have come and will be able to take everything that you have learned and help others in the future.
Military spouse, we all have a story.
We all have something we have gone through, and all had things in our lives that were struggles. You see military spouse, you are stronger than you think you are and you can make it in this life, standing by your spouse, all the way to the end of their military road.