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I cannot take credit for this one but HAD to share it with all of you.
As most of you know we are on Deployment #2 and Megan, one of my bestest friends ever gave this to me after my husband left. This was such a sweet gesture and going through everything that she put together made me feel that much more capable. Okay, okay, I’m not going to lie it also made me cry. But more importantly, reading each of the inscriptions made me realize that we CAN raise our children when they are away, we CAN keep up the house and the yard and the cars when they are away, and we CAN continue on with our lives while they are away because of one thing; EACHOTHER! There is nothing like another Military wife to understand all of the ups and downs and be there for you through it all.
So….what’s in the Deployment Survival Kit?
- Marbles; for when you’ve lost yours
- Worry Stone; to take your worries away
- Stationary; for all the letters you’ll be writing
- Pen; to sign your X’s and O’s
- Sucker; because deployments suck
- Kleenex; to wipe away all the tears
- Flashlight; to remind you that there is light at the end of the tunnel
- Paperclip; to help you hold it all together
- Mounds Bar; to remind you of the “mounds” of love and support you have from family and friends
- Laffy Taffy; to remind you to laugh
- Hershey’s Kisses; to remind you of your Marines Kisses
- Life Savers; to remind you that you are one
She also included a picture frame with a beautiful print of encouraging words and a copy of The Silent Rank by Elizabeth Soutter Shwarzer. If you’ve never read it, you MUST! (I’d write it out here but then I’d just start crying again).
Megan~ Thank you so much for this! You have been such an amazing friend!!!
Yes, this mom of three, who hasn’t thought about herself before anyone in a LONG time, is celebrating her very own day. ME! MOI! MINE MINE MINE MINE MINE! (okay, I’ll stop now)
Yes, it is MY day. My day to be featured by
one of THE most fabulous group devoted to female bloggers. It’s my SITS day!
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AND, for all of you that have come on over to visit little ol’ me from SITS, I am truly honored!
I began blogging over two years ago (yikes! where does time go?) and almost simultaniously found The SITS girls. They really opened my eyes to the world of blogging and gave me the confidence to continue writing and sharing my experiences. Needless to say, I was so surprise and super excited when I finally got the email saying that it was my turn!
WELCOME! and thank you for coming over to check out my little piece of the World Wide Web…I hope you’re wearing your Tutu!
This is a list compiled by some of my dearest friends and fellow military wives. We are women from all over the country, of all different nationalities, and all different ways of life, brought together by one thing…we are all wives of active duty military. The military is more than just a job or a career, it is a way of life. Some of these may bring a tear and some will make you laugh but if you are a fellow military wife you will definitely be able to relate! And, if you are a civilian you may just be able to understand some of what these women go through every day.
Thank you to all of our Veteran’s, Current Active Duty and Reservists, and all of their family members!
YOU KNOW YOU’RE A MILITARY WIFE WHEN…….
…you catch your hubby eating an MRE as a midnight snack!
…you have 6-10 MRE’s in your pantry
…You cry over an email that says nothing more than ‘hey-I love you and I miss you!’
…your favorite ‘man’ to see everyday is the MAILMAN!
…every time you see your husband it feel’s like it’s the first time all over again
…you call his voice mail 100 times a day while he’s deployed, just to hear his voice
…you sleep with the phone in the bed
…you have your own set of tools and actually know how to fix things
…your toddler refers to the computer and cell phone as ‘daddy’
…you see someone, talk to them or email, you pick up right where you left off
…you have the phone company forward all your calls from your house to your cell, and vice versa
…you don’t feel completely moved in untill all the moving stickers are off of your furniture, but know you’ll be finding them for years
…you can match each color sticker to each move
…you finally learn not to plan ANYTHING because it will ALWAYS change
…your 2 yr. old learns how to say ‘my daddy works in Afghanistan”
…you can look back on your life and remember details based on where your husband was stationed, deployed, or TDY
…you leave a half drunk soda on the bookshelf for 15 months because if you leave it there then he has to come back to finish it
…your kids see a man in uniform and automatically start checking to see if it’s daddy
…you can remember your husband’s social security number quicker than your own and are amazed when people actually want to know yours
…you hang pictures before most boxes are unpacked because it will
feel like ‘home’
…people ask where you are from, and for a minute you have that deer in headlights look
…you realize that only other military spouses truly understand what your life is like and you cherish them for it
…your toddler gets mad and tells his sister she’d better ‘stand down’
…Lee Greenwood and Toby Keith can give you goosebumps and bring you to tears in a second
…you start to think in military time
…acronyms are part of your vocabulary
…you surprise people when they ask how you do it, or how you like your life, and reply that it’s not so bad
…when your kids kiss a picture of daddy goodnight
…when you call another military spouse while you have a glass of wine, so that you’re not drinking alone
…you keep your husbands dirty t-shirt in a zip lock bag so you can keep his scent with you the whole time he’s gone
…you keep lots of crap on his side of the bed, so you will be ready for him when he comes home
…the first person you call after having a baby is the red cross so that your husband will know that he has a new son or daughter
Today, Marines all over the world will celebrate the 234th Birthday of the United States Marine Corps!
As the wife of one of those Marines I wanted to give you all the brief history behind this very special date:
During the Revolutionary War, a committee of the Continental Congress met at Tun Tavern. It was here that they decided on the formation of two battalions of Continental Marines…and so on November 10, 1775 the Marine Corps was born! Since then our Marines have fought in and won key battles throughout history. To learn more about your USMC visit http://www.marines.com or http://www.marines.mil
Every year, each Command celebrates the Birthday with the ‘Birthday Ball’. During this event there is a ceremonial cake cutting as well as remarks from the Commander and Special Guest Speaker, followed by dinner and dancing. We look forward to this formal event every year; it is such a fabulous night of celebration!