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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9 Reasons Why Being A Military Spouse Is Amazing

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Growing up, I didn’t think a whole lot about if the person I married in the future would be in the Military or not. I was aware of the Military. My Grandparents had served, my Dad was in the Air Force before he met my mom. My mom even taught at a DOD school in Germany. I just never thought that would necessarily be something in my future. I met my husband who had been in the Army before I had met him. I thought that was his past, not my future. Life is funny and about three years after …

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The Hard Truth About Being A Military Spouse

The Hard Truth About Being A Military Spouse

The Hard Truth About Being A Military Spouse My husband and I had talked about him re-joining the Military for months before he actually did. It was a hard decision to make and I can remember thinking about how if he did join he would be gone for long periods of time. This would mean that I would be the solo parent in the home to our son and any future children we might have. That was a hard thing to come to terms with. To think that I would have to be alone with my kids for periods of …

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7 Things To Do When Military Life Gets Too Hard

7 Things To Do When Military Life Gets Too Hard Military life is a rollercoaster. You will have your good days and your bad ones. You will have highs and you will have lows. You will be waiting for orders for months and months and then you get them and before you know it you are on a plane headed to your next duty station. It’s a strange way to live your life, always waiting and then not waiting and hoping and crying and then laughing. Your emotions are all over the place. When you hit a hard season of …

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Paris, War and the Military Spouse

Paris, War & the Military Spouse

Paris, War and the Military Spouse Paris was attacked on Friday. This was big news. I found out on social media which is where I find out about most worldly events, I am not a big tv news watcher. I started seeing people posting photos of visits to Paris and that we should pray for them.  I didn’t really understand why until I saw what had happened. Paris was attacked by terrorists. About 130 people were killed that night. Such a tragedy. I have had a few days to think about all this. I have read a few blog posts …

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The Veteran’s Wife

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“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” —Elmer Davis   I became a Veteran’s wife the day I got married, although it didn’t mean as much back then. My husband was not Active Duty at that time and the Army was a part of his past. Still, it was in the back of my head. Fast forward three years later and I became an Army wife as my husband re-enlisted and he started the 2nd part of his Army career. These days, he is a member of …

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How My Role As A Military Spouse Affects My Children

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How My Role As A Military Spouse Affects My Children I have never been a Military spouse without children. My husband joined after we had been married three years. We had a 13 month old boy at the time. I have only ever known the Military life that included kids. I don’t know what it is like for my husband to be gone and not have anyone to take care of or look after. It just isn’t my exeperience as a Military spouse. As I look back on the past 10 years of being a Military spouse, I have to wonder …

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What To Do When Your Spouse Wants To Join The Military

What To Do When Your Spouse Wants To Join The Military

What To Do When Your Spouse Wants To Join The Military Sometimes life doesn’t go the way you think it might and before you know it your spouse is talking to you about wanting to join the military. If you are like me, this wasn’t apart of the plan when you married your husband. Joining the military wasn’t something in your five-year plan. However, life is funny sometimes and you can end up doing things you never thought you would. You can end up doing things you never even dreamed of doing. You can end up in places you could …

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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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The 5 Stages of Watching Your Best Friend Move Away

Last week was a killer for me. Not only did I lose my iphone to a pool accident, my car had a lot of issues and my best friend here at Ft. Campbell moved away. We met the summer of 2011 and became fast friends. A few of our boys are best buddies too. I knew it was coming. I knew she would be leaving right when summer started. I really didn’t want to think about it too much because it made me sad, but I knew it was there. When you are in a Military community, you know people …

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