Let’s be real, there are things military spouses experience that our civilian counterparts just don’t get. With our spouses gone, erratic schedule, not to mention moving every few years, it can definitely make life interesting, to say the least..
You Know You’re a Military Spouse When (Memes)
Since military life has us moving all over the world, it is highly unlikely that we will be living near family. This is where our friends play a very important role – our friends become our family. We open our hearts up to new friends every few years, and the best part – they become our BFFs. Even though we may move away, those relationships still stay strong.
Oh man, I cannot begin to tell you how many times I have tripped in the middle of the night on these boots!! I appreciate all they represent…BUT COME ON, can you please put them away!?!?!? They can be lethal!!!
Just when I think my house is exactly how I want it to be, and I finally hung up that last picture that had been waiting to get hung up for over a year…It’s time to pack up and move again.
One of the big drawbacks of military life – our spouse is away a lot. I find weekdays are fine…it’s the weekends that downright suck. Weekend?!? What weekend? While everyone’s with their families we are stuck holding down the fort, raising the kids solo trying to keep sane. However, nothing can compare to that sweet relief when they come home!
Our military I.D. card is EVERYTHING!!! Without it we cannot get on base (which is you live on base can be a BIG problem) and access the commissary, exchange and everything the base has to offer without it! SO, when I am approaching the gate and can’t find it…. panic ensues.
First of all, the fact that we know what an MRE is a dead giveaway. And I don’t know about you, but after a deployment, my husband had a bunch of MRE’s which we store in our emergency and “just in case” box. They are perfect for that! Lol!
Oh, the “itch.” Every few years I get the strong desire to move, and have a change of scenery. I am so used to moving every few years that I cannot fathom settling down in one place or house for more than a few years.
I know it seems ridiculous but since military spouses move A LOT we’ve all had horror moving stories…and yes, a full trash can being packed is just one of them. A seasoned military spouse definitely knows everything must be labeled as what should be packed and NOT PACKED!!
This is just the start of “You Know You’re a Military Spouse When” memes series, so stay tuned for more!