Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Tell It Like It T-I-Z Tuesday

Okay, so if you read last Thursday's post then you know all about

Tell It Like It T-I-Z Tuesday.

I'll be talking about whatever is on my mind. The good, the bad and the ugly. It will give you Fabulous readers a chance to know where I stand on certain issues, be it politics, kids, other blogger's topics, or entertainment. What ever the case, I'll be voicing my opinion and telling it like it is!


The Fabulous Life!

Surely that term had to be meant for the military spouse.

Our lives are like no other. We have the luxury of traveling all over the world, seeing new places like Germany, Italy and Japan. Can you imagine? Moving every three years or so to a new place or new country?

Sounds simply fabulous, doesn't it. Not every one gets to experience a new state, much less a new country. And here we are over there in Paris, France, snapping picture of ourselves in front of the Eiffel Tower with our big cheesy grins on our face, thinking "This is the life!"

Ahh, the military spouse. Moving again, are you? Packing up all your precious belonging to be shipped overseas at the risk of being broken, chipped or cracked or even LOST by those oh-so-careful packers that handle all your things as if they are your own.

Saying goodbye to yet another group of friends that you have become close to, another great set of playmates that your children are attached to, another neighbor that you considered a sister because she cried on your shoulder every time her husband boarded a plane to Iraq, as did you the same on hers.

Time to take little Tommy and Sarah out of school in the middle of the school year and watch them cry they're little hearts out as they say goodbye to the teachers and BFF's they made over the last three years.

Time to say goodbye to another job.

Time to say goodbye to that home you purchased, hoping to build your family memories in.

Isn't it great, Mrs. Military spouse, that you get to fly to another country and set up a new lifestyle for you and your family in an unfamiliar place. Be the new people in town, make friends all over again. Then, after just a few months of being in your new spot, it's time for you to be strong and grow a backbone, because you, honey, are about to become a single mom again!Hubby is about to deploy. Your family is miles away and you are on your own. With. the. kids.

Ahhhh, the Fabulous Life. Here is where it really comes in. Doing it all on your own with little to no help. You've only been there a few months and all your close friends and family were left back in the States.

So as you walk around struggling to balance your children, new job, household and the emotional stresses of Hubby's being away in a wars zone, keep your head up high. Walk proud with that $500 dollar knockoff Coach Bag, your sweetie brought you from his hardship tour to Korea, just two year ago. Even if it is filled with nothing but coupons!

Ahhhh the Fabulous Life of a Military Spouse!


Melissa said...

Wow...that's a great contrast between the good & bad of being a military wife/family

Pennies In My Pocket said...

YOU GO with your Coach bag full of coupons! ;-)

Wow, it sure is an experience! Just think of all those memories and all the lessons you are learning. Military families are my heroes!!!

Anonymous said...

I have a little something for you at my place. :-)

misspro312 said...

That's great! I live in a military town, so I can recognize those feelings.

Moe Wanchuk said...

You're a Hero yourself Diva Ma

A True Hero

Ms. Bar B: said...

Well, at least there is never a dull moment.

Diva Ma said...

Melissa - Those are but a few.

Pennies in my pocket - It makes you stronger.

Mrs. D - ooo I love surprises!

Misspro312 - The people become close in military towns.

MOE! - Awww how sweet. Thanks. It's not easy being this fabulous!

Ms. bab b - NEVER a dull moment! That is for sure!

Miss Caught Up said...

Very good description of how hard it is to be married to a military man. The traveling is a perk, but it is definitely can be a difficult lifestyle...

~Sheila~ said...

Okay..I am not married to a military man, but I know your pain.

My husband works for a construction company that sends him to work all over Texas (sometimes to Louisiana and Georgia) so I know exactly what it is like to have to take care of the kids and everything else by yourself.
My dad was in the military so I also know what it's like to have to move again and again and again after you made such good friends in school.

It is a major bummer.

The Mom said...

Oh geeze do I ever have no reason to complain! That must be difficult for you and the kids! We all learn from what we experience, the good, the bad, and the ugly. You'll always have ladies to talk to around here in the blogging world anyway...have a great weekend!

Lynette said...

Amen, sister. I'm getting to the point where The Man is retiring and I've never held down a job for longer than FOUR years. Oh yeah. Fabulous!