I am a military spouse. I don’t talk about it often here on the blog. For me, writing about my journey as a mother brings me joy.
Military life definitely provides a lot of ups and downs; long hours, time apart, great benefits, pride.
Today, I just want to take a moment to say thanks to everyone currently deployed and their families. I feel very lucky that my husband is not deployed right now. A unit that he served with previously is having their homecoming today.
I am thinking about all those families who couldn’t sleep a wink last night because they were just to excited. All those kids who have been waiting 7 months to see Daddy or Mommy. All the wives who went to get a fresh haircut and nails done, even though their husbands probably won’t notice. Thinking about the men and women who have been wearing the same stinky clothes for the last 7 months (those washers never work right!) waiting, and waiting and waiting to see their families, hoping the kids remember them. I am thinking about Fathers meeting their newborns for the first time. I am thinking about all those things.
Welcome Home all of you! Thank you for your service, thank you for your sacrifice.