Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Military Wife :)

I came across this list years ago and couldn't help but wonder if they'd be true for me. Today, a year and a half later, you bet they are!!! (I edited out ones that weren't but these are so applicable I have to laugh!)

You know You're a Military Wife If...

...you can unpack a house and have everything in place in 48 hours
...your husband's work and dress clothes cost more than yours do
...you know that it's normal to light shoe polish on fire and that the best way to spit-shine boots is with cotton balls
...you only write in pencil because everything is subject to change
...you need a translator to talk to your civilian friends, only because they have no idea what DFAS, AER, TDY, ACS, NPD, PCS, and ETS mean
...you can remember where you kept the Scotch tape in your last house, but unfortunately, not in this one
...you mark time in duty stations, not years [um, yes!]
...you refer to friends not only by name but by the state that they live in
...you know that "back home" doesn't mean at the house you live in now
...you tear up when you hear Proud to Be An American, even though you've heard it 50 times by now [definitely! say also American Soldier]
...you know that a 2 month separation is short, no matter what your civilian friends say
...you know better than to go to the PX or commissary between 11:30 and 130 unless it's a life or death emergency
...you find yourself explaining your husband's LES to him [Leave & Earnings Statement i.e paycheck statement. I never thought I'd understand it & now I explain it!]
...you don't have to think about what time 21:30 is
...you can't remember the last time you saw a doctor who wasn't wearing BDUs [love this one]
...you pick apart uniforms on TV and in the movies, even though you used to yell at your husband for doing the same thing [yes!]

1 comment:

Jeanie said...

Denise- Wow, what a world you live in. I have always had such respect for Military wives and how they serve our country through serving their husbands. Thanks! This was a humerous window into your world!
Love ya,
Jeanie