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
Ahhhh the Fabulous Life of a Military Spouse!