This blog is intended to be about the lifestyle of military wives, our routines, worries, highs and lows and overall how we make it through this journey in our lives supporting our service members. The intent for this blog is to be inspirational, funny, and an informational guide to those women who will soon go through or are going through this chosen way of life. Whether you’re military or not the interest has always been there for those inquiring about the way we live so hopefully I can also fill in the void to better understand where we’re coming from. I am only human so if and when I make an error please let me know; there are constant changes to policies and standards with the military in general in which I may not always be aware of.
Marine Corps, Army, Navy, Air Force, National Guard, Coast Guard and reservists all have different jobs which branch off into a hierarchy of front line positions and support staff. Depending on which branch you are in you will experience at times similar but also very different lives being married to a military service member.
Girlfriends, fiancée’s and new wives I’ve said this a million times the military life for everyone involved is not for the faint of heart and it is not just a job to the men by any normal definition; you become adhered and attached to it in more ways than one whether you like it or not. Your everyday schedule, holiday planning, anniversaries, birthdays, vacations; ect will all work around the military’s training and deployment schedules and not your own (some exclusions apply depending on the circumstance). Probably like most I wasn’t very fond of it at the beginning but have learned to embrace it and that being “Semper Gumby” aka extremely flexible isn’t so bad after all. Being the people person I am & helping out my husband’s unit has afforded me the privilege to be motivated by wives who have been there and done that already. I have met some amazing wives along the way. They’ve taught me that being a military wife in the 21st century is nowhere near as challenging as it was for those who came and went before us. Through time on our base & their stories I’ve acquired the knowledge and ability to basically roll with the punches, go with the flow, be thankful and grateful and just suck it up. There are very good and even some very bad times throughout this voyage but we have to be strong and able to overcome any obstacles that come our way.
If there is anyone out there who is in need of information, a little thicker skin, shoulder to lean on or to learn from you have come to the right place. This blog will be a learning tool and place for useful relevant information for wives who can or will benefit from this information in conjunction with the outstanding support of HonorVet.org.
Click here to learn about the blogger: