The other day while we were at a Tupperware meeting one of the ladies there asked us if we watched Army Wives we all replied “yes, who doesn’t?” She said I never watched before but last night I did and all I could do was cry and it made me think of you guys. I’ll be the first to say I love the show and it does a good job showing some of the things we deal with on a daily basis but just like anything other show there is stuff they have added for dramatic effect. So I would like to introduce you to the real army wives.
Right now my circle of close friends includes Michelle and Amber, they are the ones I have asked to be my kid’s guardians if something happens to me while my husband is deployed or to hold my hand in the event bad news comes my way.
Meet Michelle - she has been an army wife for 9 years this is her second deployment. She has two cute blond boys who keep her VERY busy and entertained. She’s a full time student on top of being a wife and mom. She is just a couple weeks away from getting her degree … we are so proud of you for finding the time to pursue your dreams while dealing with life. She is our comic relief, she’s the first one to crack a joke when things start to get too serious. She has taught me that life doesn’t have to be so serious all the time. I thank God that I sat on that bench 2 years ago.
Meet Amber – she has been an Army wife for a little over a year, but was previously a Marine Corps wife but her hubby wanted a change and here they are. This is her first army deployment and she is taking each day as it comes just like the rest of us. She has two cute little girls who are her world. Amber is our serious friend who we are trying to corrupt into being less serious trust me we will … we have made HUGE strides so far. (I’m sure it’s more Michelle’s influence than mine) She is currently trying to quit smoking and Michelle and I are happily supporting her in this goal. Neither of us smokes so we like to sing a little song we call the Lung Cancer song to her every time she smokes. Hmm I wonder if that’s why she’s quitting cause our singing is so bad? The first time I called her I thought her name was Christina so that’s what I called her good thing she forgave me for not listening to what her name was.
Meet Roxy - Ok so her name is really Rosey but we and by we I mean mean Michelle decided that Rosey was too plain for her and changed her name to Roxy. She is our newest friend and has been a military wife for less than a year. Her hubby is a drill sergeant poor thing its like having your husband deployed only he sleeps with you at night LATE at night. Welcome to the Army Life!
We spend a lot of our time together to help keep the loneliness at bay when were together we can’t help but laugh and laughing helps. Our kids play together with the normal amounts bickering and fighting but for the most part they play together well and know they are all in the same boat.
We deal with a lot of uncertainty in our lives and do the best we can to get thru it and keep life as normal as possible for our kids, our husbands who are away, and for ourselves. Some days are harder than others and that’s why we have our friends. Its true what the commercial about Army Wives says 5 women whose lives would have never crossed if they hadn’t been Army Wives. I have met some AMAZING women being an Army Wife and each one of them has taught me something, how lucky I am to live this life.
Heres a slide show of a typical day in life of us during the summer that is...