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1/30/09 8:18 P

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Just pray and seek God!

Stand for for something or fall for anything.

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1/27/09 5:55 A

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One good thing is that if you live on post you will be surrounded by others that are going thru the same thing you are when your husband is deployed. I think that the army life gives you a chance to see the world and prove to yourself how strong you can be.

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1/27/09 12:25 A

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I dont think there is any ONE way to put how being an Army Wife is. The way I look at it is this....he goes to work, I stay at home with the kids, he comes home, we are a typical family. EXcept for the times of deployment. This is when you have to decided if YOU can handle having him be across the world and you being a single parent for a year. You have to be OK with missed birthdays and holidays, anniversaries and births of your babies. You have to be able to deal with the worry and fear with out losing it...completely. You have to take care of the homefront while he takes care of the world. It's not an even trade or even a normal way of life. You have to be cut out for this job of Army Wife.
This life is not easy. This life will change a person. This life will make you stronger and a better person who can handle just about anything that gets thrown at you. This life will fill you with pride. For everyone.

There really is no way to prepare for this job. There is no training for the wives and families. We receive on the job training! :)

Best and worst aspects come with civilian life as well. BUT, free health care and paying no taxes on post are decent advantages of Army life.
Neighborhoods are just like in the civilian world. There will be ones you dont get along with, ones that will provide you entertainment with all the drama they produce, and you will make friends all over the world you will keep for a lifetime.

Im sure some can add more to this. There is just too much to put into one post. But, I love my life! My civilian life was headed down a dead end street and I thank God everyday for bringing my husband into our lives.

God Bless and Good Luck!



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Coming together is a beginning; staying together is progress; working together is success.

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1/26/09 9:57 P

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Hi everyone,
This may be a bit much to ask, but I was hoping I could pick your brains a little. My fiancÚ is thinking about reenlisting and wants to know how I would feel about it. I don't know a lot about it, but he was in the 501 (maybe) long before we met. He would reenlist as an officer and be doing biochemical research. I guess I have a few questions. What can I expect my life to be like as an army wife? What are some of the things, good and bad, you wish you had known beforehand? What are the best and worst aspects?
Again, I apologize if this is too personal, but if any of you would like to respond I would greatly appreciate it.


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