Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The ABCs about being a Military Wife

A - Attacking the phone whenever it rings. Even if it means sleeping with your handset or nearly careening off the highway to reach your phone in your purse on the floor.
B - Boxes. Packing them, unpacking them, shipping them, receiving them. Using them to store your precious letters.
C - Cheering your head off when your soldier is finally home from his LONG deployment.
D - Deployments and the deployment that is extended.
E - Excitement that you feel when you know he’s going to be home soon!
F - Friendships that come and go every three years and the ones that last a lifetime no matter the distance.
G - Great friends you make, despite only knowing them for a short time.
H - Helpful hands, that are always there when you need them.
I - IRAQ. The nastiest four letter word we all know.
J - Jumping for joy when deployment homecoming comes.
K - Kitchen. where you prepare gourmet snacks. And scrub, scrub, scrub to keep yourself occupied.
L - Love you have for your soldier.
M - The marriage that survives the struggle of being a Military Spouse.
N - “Naughty time” when he/she gets home.
P - Patience. We all know that we need it.
Q - Questions that you deal with every day. “When are you getting out?” “Is it hard to be married to a man in the: (Army, Marines, Air Force, Navy)?”
R - R&R of course!!
S - The sacrifice of not getting them at home every night. Or for holidays, anniversaries, child births/birthday etc.
T - The time you have with him while he is home.
U - How attractive they are in their uniforms! ♥
V - Variety of places that you will go.
W - Worries!! ‘Where is he!?’ “When will it be over!?’ ‘Why haven’t I heard from him!?’
X - The eXtra hugs and kisses you squeeze in before they get on the plane.
Y - Yawns caused by late night phone calls, or IM sessions. Long days, sleepless nights, and hot nights when neither of you gets any sleep. ;)
Z - The time zones you count to know what time it is where they are while they are deployed.