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Open Letter to the Military Girlfriend… Who’s Still a Girlfriend
He leaves for boot camp (you join a girlfriend support page), he goes to more training after that (you start seeing people get married, aww), he gets stationed... now what? Now you get flooded with cute posts of court house weddings and you naturally get jealous because why not you? Right? Wroooong.
Tough Love: How a Soldier's Advice Led to a Military Decision
My mom took the oath of enlistment at the age of 17. Just before she had retired at the age of 43, at the rank of Sergeant First Class — an E-7 in the Army — she decided to have a conversation with me after school, one that she would repeat time after time again — especially when I became a part of my high school's MCJROTC program. She told me that if I ever joined the Army like she did, I would regret it; more specifically, she said she would beat my ass. But why the negative reaction? Everyone in my family had expected me to follow in her footsteps and join, maybe even be a part of the Signal Corps like she was. But no: Sergeant Walker would not have it. "My child? Join the Army," she'd declare. "Over my dead body."
Continuing the Legacy
I remember sitting and intently listening to my grandfather and father talk about their time served in the military. I remember them sharing stories of heroism, death of close friends and the long lasting affects of being at war. I worry about my brothers both serving in the military, one a Marine and the other a Navy sailor. Neither have seen war, but ISIS is lurking around every corner and each and every day media reports another heinous crime committed by ISIS. I know it's not if my brothers will be deployed, but when.
How to Get Married in Proper Military Fashion
Step One: do not make definite plans. I should have kept this in mind from the very beginning, but I still allowed myself to get my hopes up when it seemed that things were going our way.
Becoming a Military Wife
His strong work ridden hands gently graze my back as he begins to work the knots out from a long day of caring for our 11-month-old daughter and the rest of the day's worries. As his hands glide thoroughly up and down my back, the day's tension loosens from my back just at his touch. Then, as he finishes the massage, I get one last final gentle rub to ensure all my stress is gone.
I couldn't afford to lose her again. I already felt the loss and I couldn't stand to go through it again. So I fought, I fought hard. I would go back home to my wife. I would see her face again, feel her lips against mine. My arms would wrap around her waist and pull her close I would not lose her and I would not lose my children. If anything else I would make it home for them. All of them.
Five Things to Love About Being the Military Girlfriend
There are a LOT of articles out there about how much we hate being the military girlfriend. Not enough contact, not quite important enough in the military world, being the last to know about ANYTHING. But not all is bad! In fact there are many things to love about being 'just' the military girlfriend, so here are five things I love about this life!
Tips For New Military Wives
If there is any kind of spouse that has it rough, even when things are good, it's military wives. Military wives face a unique combination of stressors that can make even the strongest relationship fall apart. All that moving, isolation, and sacrifice can make it hard to cope with your married life.