Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.
I love learning more about my fellow MilSpouse bloggers. So I created a weekly meme. Each week, I’ll post a list of questions on Thursday (so you can have your blog ready on Friday). Come back here on Friday (like today!) and enter your blog post into Mr. Linky below so others know who else participated and we can all visit other blogs. Please leave a comment too! And please feel free to use the button above!
This week’s questions are:
1. 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
Yes, we have. Huzzy and I spent our first seven weeks together and then he PCSed to Washington state while I stayed behind to sell my house. Ten months (and one 3 1/2 month deployment) later, I moved to Washington to live with him. Of course, five weeks later he left for his SECOND deployment.
It ended up not working for us because I never sold the house. And the reason I moved is because I gave up and couldn’t do it any longer. I haaated that during his short times on land (submariners may not deploy for long… 3-6 months… but they deploy ALL. THE. TIME), that I was away from him. It was also tough because I still lived 2 hours from family and had no one near me that even knew what I was dealing with at all. It would have been much easier if I had some spouses around me that knew what I was dealing with.
2. What is your favorite thing about being a MilSpouse? submitted by Sarah Ruth Today
My favorite thing is knowing that my husband is doing something that is making this world a better place. The MilSpouse friends I’ve met have also been awesome.
3. 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.
No… because then he wouldn’t be who he is. The Navy has made him the man he is (though it isn’t what solely defines him) and I could never wish that away. But I am looking forward to retirement… in 8-12 years. LOL
4. What have your homecoming experiences been like after a year long tour of separation? submitted by Army Soldier, Army Wife
We don’t have year-long separations. We have 3-5 month long separations (2-3 times a year) where we pretty much have no communication at all. As in, I’m lucky if I receive 2-3 emails the entire time. So the biggest thing is having him to talk to again. Just hearing his voice after not hearing it for MONTHS is the sexiest thing in the world.
5. 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 don’t have children. I won’t put what we are thinking of naming any future kids we might have because I don’t do names on here. HOWEVER, a girl’s name (either first or middle) will be a name that honors my middle name, my mom’s first name and my MIL’s middle name (all the same… weird!) and my grandma’s middle name. A boy… well, we had been talking about using Huzzy’s grandpa’s name as a middle name but now that his dad died… I dunno. His dad’s middle name is actually the same as my grandma’s middle name (yes, spelled the same too and the one I JUST mentioned) so it might be that instead. Or in addition. We haven’t talked about it since his dad only died 3 weeks ago.
Please don’t forget to add your blog link to Mr. Linky below by clicking on it. But also if you are not participating in MilSpouse Friday Fill-In this week, please do not put your link on there… I will remove it. It is unfair to others who do participate.