Friday, February 16, 2007

You Know You're a Military Wife When...

... Someone asks when your husband will be home, and you say "December" or "January" instead of 5 or 6.

... You live on your own and by yourself more after you're married than before you were married.

... You know all of your husband's co-workers by their last names, only.

... You need ID to buy groceries.

... You forget you even have a driver's license and take that military ID everywhere with you.

... You read everything you can get your hands on to learn more about your husband's job.

... You really want to buy something but you say, "Well, I'm going to have to wait til the 1st...or 15th...for it."

... You ask someone "What's your MOS?" rather than "What do you do for a living?"

... Half of your wardrobe has some kind of military insignia on it and once belonged to your husband.

... You only write in pencil because everything is subject to change.

... You know that a 2-month separation is short, no matter what your civilian friends say.

... You know that any reference to the "sand box" describes a deployment to Iraq/Kuwait, not a backyard play place.

... You know better than to go to the PX or Commissary between 11:30am and 1:30pm unless it's a life-or-death emergency.

... You have enough camouflage in your house to wallpaper the entire White House.

... You don't even have to think about what time 2130 is.

... You pick apart uniforms on TV and in movies for their inaccuracy.

... You are asked to stop speaking in acronyms and translate it all to English.

... You have multiple copies of Powers of Attorney to throw at the credit card people and cell phone companies.

... You can't handle people on reality shows who cry because they haven't seen their dog in 3 weeks.

1 comment:

Carne Family said...

perspective really makes the attitude different. Your perspective has been a good one for my attitude, specifically. I pray for you guys and am grateful to get to see part of how you are dealing with such a difficult time, circumstances that most of us will never deal with. It sure looks like you are not wasting it but are putting it to good use. Compared to many people, (not you) my husband has been, and is gone alot. It makes me so happy for whenever it is that he does make it home that in a way I am glad for circumstances that make it always a treat to see him. (But I HATE it just the same.)I think the world of you two for what you are enduring, and this blog entry kind of woke me up to how many people this must be "normal" for. Makes me feel pretty stupid for whining about David's schedule. Thanks for the perspective.
Kristi (Oh and thanks for inviting me!)

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