Because I am a Soldier’s Wife

Because I am a Soldier's Wife

Because I am a Soldier’s Wife As the new year begins, I wonder what this year will look like. Will he deploy? Will he stay home? Will he be home more than he is away? As I wonder what this year will look like, I am reminded of what it means to be married to someone serving in the military.   Because I am a soldier’s wife, my husband can be away from us, whether it is for days, weeks, months or even years. And when he is gone, I stay home and make the best of the situation, knowing …

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What To Do When Your Spouse Gets Last Minute Deployment Orders

What To Do When Your Spouse Gets Last Minute Deployment Orders

What To Do When Your Spouse Gets Last Minute Deployment Orders Deployments are a part of life for the military spouse. Although you might go a few years in between, you are usually not surprised when you find out your spouse is going to have to go on one. Usually, you have some time to prepare. Some people know even a year before the deployment, most people find out with a few months to prepare. Every once in a while, a deployment gets scheduled at the last minute. As you are working on planning your summer, you could find out …

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I Could Never Do It

I Could Never Do It

“I could never do it.” “I couldn’t be a military spouse…” “There is no way I could handle my husband being away from me” If you have been a military spouse for any length of time you have probably heard people say that to you before. It just seems to be the thing to say. I am sure it is not because people want to insult us or make us feel bad. I am sure saying this is just an honest response to hearing about our lifestyle but it still bothers us. This phrase makes it sounds as if we …

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For the Military Spouse

For the Military Spouse… For the spouse who is getting ready for her first deployment… For the spouse who is getting ready for his fifth deployment… For the spouse who has to tell his kids, that mommy misses them… For the spouse who can’t wait until bedtime to have a good cry and some me time… For the spouse who writes letter after letter and stands in very long lines to send a package over there… For the spouse who has to take a back seat to a very demanding career… For the spouse that loves being a SAHM while …

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What To Think About Before You Marry Someone In The Military

What To Think About Before You Marry Someone In The Military

    What To Think About Before You Marry Someone In The Military Whatever situation you are in or whatever situation you have been in, you did have to make the decision to become a military spouse. You had to decide that YES, you wanted to spend your life with someone who is in the military. That YES, you wanted to become his wife or her husband which meant becoming a military spouse and everything that would include. So, what does being married to someone in the military mean? What would life be like to marry your boyfriend who is now …

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All The Time He Has Missed During Military Life

All The Time He Has Missed During Military Life

15 Months 11 Months 5.5 Months 6.5 Months = 38 months or 3 years, 2 months. This is how long my husband was gone on deployments. This does not count any of the other times he has been gone for non-deployment reasons. WOW! Almost 3.5 years? I can’t even wrap my mind around that. I can’t. Looking back, we got through it. Sometimes just one hour at a time but we did it. Sometimes I still break down over what he missed. He missed so much. He kissed our 3-week old boy goodbye after meeting him just 2 weeks earlier …

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Guide to the First 30 Days of a Deployment

Guide to the First 30 Days of a Deployment! Deployment! I know I talk about deployment quite a bit on this blog. Deployments have been such a part of my life for so long, I have a lot to share. As time goes by, I get further away from my deployments but they still will always stick with me. I have been thinking about what I would need if I was a new Military spouse getting ready for her first deployment. I know I would need encouragement, I would need to know it was going to be okay, and I …

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What You Might Miss The Most During A Deployment

We all know that there are positives to every deployment. We also know how hard they can be and how badly you might miss your spouse when they are away. Sometimes it is just the little everyday things that you miss the most. This is my list of what I missed the most when he was gone on a deployment… * Being with me when the boys have activities like soccer practice/games.  I video tape but still…not the same! * My weekend “break”- When my husband is home I am able to get out for a few hours all by myself.  Even if …

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