Tuesday, April 24, 2012

You Know You Are a Military Wife When ....

You Know You Are A Military Wife When ...

... You have at least 3 really good stories that start with the phrase "When we were stationed in ....."

... You feel the need to introduce your friends to each other by what their husband does. "This is L her husband is Army, this is J her husband is a corpsman, and this is A her husband is a Seabee"

... You don't really let another Military Wives annoy you too much, You know that sooner or later, one of you will be stationed somewhere else, and you won't have to see the person that annoys you ever again.

... Even though deployments stink, You try to make the best of it. "This deployment I am going to finish my degree!" or "This deployment I am going to repaint every room in the house"

... You have ever moved to a new residence with absolutely no assistance from your husband because he was deployed. 

... You have a collection of t shirts from ships, commands, bases or work units where your husband or a friend was assigned. You have at least 3 in your collection that employ no one you know any longer. 

... Someone compliments you on a piece of jewelry and instead of just "Thanks" you have to explain where he was when it was purchased. 

... You have some random t shirt or sweat pants that belong to your husband that you sleep in. It reminds you of him when he is gone. 

... You read magazine articles about improving your marriage and how it suggests you have sex everyday for 10 days in a row, and it hits you that you can't remember when he was last home for a continual 10 day period without being on leave. 

... You confuse your coworkers by referring your your vacation time as leave. 

... Spring break for the kids is referred to as a leave period. 

... You have friends that you regularly talk to who do not live in the same state or even the same time zone.

... You realize that your sacrifices at home are nothing compared to his.

... Even though it is a crazy life, the love you have makes up for everything. 

1 comment:

  1. Rebecca OrnelasMay 8, 2012 at 4:27 PM

    I needed this today Leland. It has been a rough day for me, so thank you for sharing this with me.