I have a few “titles” in my life and I am proud to hold them. Along with being a bonus mom I am a military spouse/mil spouse. Being a bonus mom and a military spouse are the two things I am the most proud of. I am very proud of my husband and what he does for our country. I got into the military spouse game after my husband had already been in for almost 8 years. He had many deployments and a few different assignments before I was in the picture. A little background first… we grew up in the same town and went to the same school 3 years apart. He was in my brothers class and his brother was in my class. We knew of each other but never really hung out. Fast forward 10+ years, 2 “practice” marriages later and here we are. Since we got together we have had our fair share of deployments and TDY’s. We just got a new assignment in Tennessee this past summer. We were at our last base in Missouri for 6 years. Being at a base for 6 years is a long time in military time.
Moving around comes with the territory when you are in the military. I was nervous but very excited to move. The first few weeks were defiantly an adjustment but now it feels like home. We will be here for 4-5 years and then it will be onto the next assignment. I am hoping for somewhere that is warm year round. I am not made for cold weather. I really really dislike cold weather.
I love the “fast friend” mentality of military people. You become friends/family with people who are in the same boat as you. It’s like you have known each other forever, it is awesome! Birds of a feather flock together. I came across this article (http://militaryspouse.com/articles/dreading-the-friendship-dating-scene,-again/) and loved it! It describes the “friendship dating scene” that military spouses go through when moving to a new base/post. It hits the nail on the head for sure. Being a military spouse is not for everyone. It defiantly takes a certain kind of person to handle it. I am by no means saying that I have it down or that it is easy but I do the best I can.
Throw in CF along with being a bonus mom and being a military spouse and you have a full time job…haha. If I could choose I would do without the CF and keep bonus mom and military spouse but you can’t always get what you want. I make the best of whatever I am given but that doesn’t mean that there are no moans and groans along the way.
Bottom line is, I love being a military spouse and I am so proud of my husband and what he does.
Until next time…