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Friday, April 29, 2011

MilSpouse Friday Fill-In #39

In an effort to learn more about fellow MilSpouse bloggers, Wifey from Wife of a Sailor started this weekly meme;  here are this week's questions.

1. Have you and your spouse agreed to live in separate locations (a geographical bachelor tour) knowing that the short-term inconvenience would have long-term benefits for your family? How did it work for you? submitted by When Good People Get Together

Oh man, Captain Husband has spent more time as a geographic bachelor than he has as an in-house husband.  He spent six months out in Oklahoma last year because it just didn't make any sense for me to quit my job and move out to Oklahoma with him for such a short period of time.  And now he's living it up as a geographic bachelor in South Korea, although his time there is almost done.  So far it's worked out pretty well for us; talk to me about three months after our upcoming reintegration to see how I feel about this latest go-round.

2. What is your favorite thing about being a MilSpouse? submitted by Sarah Ruth Today

The sense of community that I've found, especially online.  I don't know many milspouses in real life, so being able to connect with other people that I can go to for advice at the drop of a hat is pretty awesome.

3. If you could still have your spouse/significant other and your family, but take the military life out of it...would you?  submitted by Trust. Love. Believe. Bake.

I'm going to have to go with a firm probably.  But only after Captain Husband and I sat down and crunched the numbers to see how the decision would affect our financial future as a family.

4. What have your homecoming experiences been like after a year long tour of separation? submitted by Army Soldier, Army Wife

I'd have to say CH's return from Afghanistan was pretty good; sure, there were some rough period, but that's to be expected during any reintegration.  I'm hoping that our next homecoming will be as good as the first one was, but there's a lot more going on, like having a baby in the house and preparing for our first PCS as a family.  Ugh.

5. If you have a child(ren) why you chose their name(s)? If not, why you would name your child something?  submitted by Tiara's & ACU's

CH and I both like using family names when possible; Sammy is actually named in honor of his paternal great grandfather, Salvatore.  And since CH got to make the final decision regarding Sammy's name, I totally get to name the next kid.  I've already got a short list.


Megan_Marie said...

I love this post! I am a military spouse as well, and the first question about "choosing" to be separated sometimes really spoke to me. I am in similar situation myself so this is refreshing to hear about others out there going through the same thing<3

Casey Martinez said...

neat to read and learn more about your life and perspective as a military wife. I really marvel at your attitude being on your own so much. Even my strongest military friends unravel after a couple months but, you just keep chugging probably because you know you have to...but, regardless you are amazing!

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