MilSpouse Friday Fill-In

milspouse-friday-fill-in{Have you and your spouse agreed to live in separate locations (a geographical bachelor tour) knowing that the short-term inconvenience would have long-term benefits for your family? How did it work for you? submitted by When Good People Get Together}

Nope.  Never have done a geo-bachelor tour and never plan to.  It’s hard enough being without him when he’s out to sea, let alone years when we have a choice to be together.  There’s always a chance he could be picked for an IA (Individual Augmentee) job in Afghanistan, Iraq, or Germany, and if that were to happen we wouldn’t have a choice.

{What is your favorite thing about being a MilSpouse? submitted by Sarah Ruth Today}

The fact that my husband and I don’t take each other for granted, not even a little bit.  I think it a lot of marriages, in the civilian world, end up in trouble because one or both partners do.  They don’t have the chance to miss each other.  They see each other everyday and then lose that honeymoon stage.  Matt and I have had so many “honeymoon” like times in our lives…  he’s gone so much we don’t let a single moment pass without letting each other know we love the other. 

{If you could still have your spouse/significant other and your family, but take the military life out of it…would you?  submitted by Trust. Love. Believe. Bake.}

Nope.  Not even one bit.  I love our life exactly as it is.  It’s tough at times, but that makes us who we are.  While I miss family and friends that we’re not close to, distance wise, we’re still close with them, relationship wise.  I love the military and wouldn’t change our lives for anything.

{What have your homecoming experiences been like after a year-long tour of separation? submitted by Army Soldier, Army Wife}

Thankfully, we’ve never had to experience that long of a separation.  While he’s gone quite often, and a good amount of it without communication, we’re lucky it’s not more than 6-9 months at a time.  The submarine world is different that way. 

{If you have a child(ren) why you chose their name(s)? If not, why you would name your child something?  submitted by Tiara’s & ACU’s}

We already have names chosen for our non-existent children.  What we’ve chosen for names are based on family tradition using the same initial as the most recent family member that has passed away.

 

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