To the Seasoned Military Spouse

To the seasoned military spouse

You have done this before, deployments aren’t a new thing, and you feel like you have to be strong, for all the new military spouses around you. But the reality is, after the FRG meeting is over, after you get home and crawl into bed, your heart still worries over this upcoming deployment. You wonder how you will get through another nine months apart. You wonder if this will be the deployment something bad happens, how many times can someone go over there and come back the same? The truth is, you might be a seasoned spouse, you might have …

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When You Are Living a Military Life

When You Are Living a Military Life

When You Are Living a Military Life I have lived in a military community ever since I got off the airplane in Germany back in 2006. I have been through seasons of deployment after deployment. I have watched my friends go through this too. I have gone through a few PCS moves myself, I can’t even count how many people I know going through one this year. A military life can be so different than a civilian one. I have learned this over the years, both from personal experience and the experiences of other military spouses I have known. The …

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Being Content When The Military Moves You Far From Home

Being Content When The Military Moves You Far From Home

Being Content When The Military Moves You Far From Home I moved out of my parents home and away from my hometown when I was 18.5 years old. I couldn’t wait to explore and live somewhere else. I couldn’t wait for that independence. I was so ready and left when I had the chance to go. When I did that, I didn’t know how far that independence would take me. When I was 26, we moved from Northern California to Kentucky, even further away. When my husband joined the Army, we moved to Germany, an ocean away. We came back …

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Is Rank Really An Issue When It Comes To Making Friends As A Military Spouse?

Is Rank Really An Issue When It Comes To Making Friends As A Military Spouse?

Is Rank Really An Issue When It Comes To Making Friends As A Military Spouse? Did you ever watch Army Wives? You know how those military spouses are all such good friends despite their spouse’s rank? Is that even possible? Well, yes, and no. While there are some cases when two spouses probably wouldn’t be friends because of rank, I think, for the most part, spouses don’t care. I would question the level of friendship between some of those characters on Army Wives, but in the end, I think they could all be friendly with one another, if nothing else. …

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How Raising a Child On The Autism Spectrum Helps Me As A Military Wife

How Raising a Child On The Autism Spectrum Helps Me As A Military Wife

How Raising a Child On The Autism Spectrum Helps Me As A Military Wife Raising a child on the autism spectrum has taught me a lot over the years. There are so many lessons to be learned when your child needs a little extra help and a little extra patience. Some of these lessons have helped me as a military wife and through the years of everything that comes with being a military family. Life doesn’t always look the way you think it should One of the biggest lessons I have learned by having a child on the autism spectrum …

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9 Things to Love About Military Life

9 Things to Love About Military Life

Things to Love About Military Life There are plenty of times I have been frustrated with military life during my years as a military spouse. There is a lot to get frustrated about. However, there are also plenty of things to love about military life too. Here is my list of 9 things to love about military life. 1. Getting to live in a different country While not every military family gets stationed overseas, there is always that option. We spent four years in Germany, and I am very thankful for that experience. The military will move you to a …

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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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Becoming a Military Spouse and Finding the Support You Need to Get Through

Becoming a Military Spouse and Finding the Support You Need to Get Through

Becoming a Military Spouse and Finding the Support You Need to Get Through I spent three years as a civilian wife. During those years we could plan things out, and most likely they would not change. If he needed time off, he would ask for it. I was a new mom, and he had been there for the nine months of pregnancy and then the newborn months. During those years we had a pretty simple life. There wasn’t a lot of drama. I knew he would be there for my birthday, our son’s firsts and the idea of parenting my …

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To the Military Spouse Who Feels Very Much Alone

To the Military Spouse Who Feels Very Much Alone There have been times during my years as a military spouse where I have been surrounded by other people. Even when my husband was far away, in another country, I still had people who understood me. Although I was lonely for my husband, I wasn’t alone. Having the benefit of military spouse friends can help you through even the most difficult of deployments. But not everyone has them, and sometimes you can feel very much alone, even within a sea of people. Some spouses have barely moved into their new home …

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