I confess that I was really unhappy by some of my friend's reactions to Osama Bin Laden's death
I confess that it made me realize that maybe I don't know some of them as well as I thought I did
I confess that the phrase (ala The Young Retiree) "You think you know somebody..." has been playing in my head non stop this week
I confess that I love the idea of a whole day being dedication to "the silent ranks" AKA Military Spouses
I confess that sometimes it's more than nice to talk to someone who is going through exactly what you're going through, and you not be judged for your words
I confess that I love being a Navy Wife more than anything.... (well I don't love it more than I love Goose or Sailor Man, but you know what I mean!)
I confess that I went to a Culinary School and a Beauty School to check out my options
I confess that they both scare me to death
I confess that talking to Sailor Man about the future is hard -- he doesn't talk much about it, he throws out idea's and then sort of stops talking, leaving me with a million questions that he doesn't know the answer to because he was just "thinking about it"
I confess that I am excited about the 2 possible futures we have
I want to wish each and every Military Spouse out there a very Happy Appreciation Day. Many people would say that we have the hardest job in the military, I would never undermine what my husband or your husband does, but we really do have a hard job. Last minute deployments, saying goodbye for months at a time, maybe getting a phone call, maybe getting an e-mail, not knowing how he's (or she) is really doing, not understanding the affects of what he's seen, and not being understood for what we went through while they're gone.
I never thought I would be a military spouse, ever. In fact I fought against it for a couple of years before Sailor Man enlisted. The strength and power I've received from being a spouse is amazing. The support I have from my bloggy sisters is amazing. Right now, I can't even imagine life with out it and I don't think Sailor Man can either. There is something special about our men and women in uniform and I am darn proud to be among those who support them the most.