Sunday, May 14, 2006


Check Out for thousands of custom glitters and layouts 1. You wear his old sweatpants and sweatshirts to bed.
2. You can watch whatever you want on TV without arguing with him first.
3. You get up in the middle of the night to check your e-mail.
4. You sleep with your cell phone incase he calls in the middle of the night.
5. You love watching cute love movies because it reminds you of all the cute things he does when he's home. (I can't do this one :( :( )
6. You haven't shaved your legs in weeks.
7. The mailman knows you because you are always out waiting for him to come.
8. You start paying close attention to anyone when the words "military" or "iraq" are mentioned.
9. You suddenly have an obsession with anything military related.
10. You see someone wearing an army, navy, or usmc shirt and you get this overwhelming urge to talk to them.
11. You make friends with strangers online just because they are in the same situation as you and are the only ones that can truely understand what you are going through.
12. You can't decide what to wear when you meet him at the airport because his flight comes in at a rediculous hour in the morning and you want to look cute, but not too cute, because your cutest outfit you want to save for your first full day together.
13. Your first Christmas together is.... apart.
14. You find yourself checking your e-mail every fifteen minutes.
15. You know all the time differences between where you are and Iraq, Ireland, Kuwait, Italy, Germany, Korea, and every state in the U.S.
16. The highlight of your day is getting a letter that was mailed a month ago.
17. And if you don't get a letter, the highlight of your day is writing him a letter that you know he will be able to read in a month.
18. You realize that HOMECOMING is so much more than a football game.
19. You want to hit any happy couple you see together.
20. You get excited about "unknown" phone numbers calling you.
21. You've exhausted every idea a brain could have of what to put in a box.
22. You see a "support our troops" sticker on a car when you are stuck in traffic and you find yourself guessing about who they know that is deployed and thinking about their entire life story.
23. When the clock says 11:11, you find yourself wishing for the same thing everytime: a call from your soldier.
24. You get excited when its only 9 months until you see your soldier instead of 12!
25. You can't stand girls that talk about missing their boyfriends who live a few hours away. You just want to yell "drive and go see them then" because if you had the chance, you would jump on the first plane to go see your soldier no matter how far it is.
26. You don't know what teams are on top for football, basketball, etc.
27. You wouldn't dream of walking out of the house without the cell phone and every number you have is forwarded to that cell.
28. You find yourself randomly crying from just looking at a picture of the two of you together.
29. You find yourself randomly crying and you sometimes have no idea why.
30. You stay on the internet for hours searching for anything and everything about the military.
31. You talk to your friends about him so much that they know his full name, birthday and even his favorite color.
32. You are reading this and smiling and nodding because you know it's so true


Charla said...

OMG girl, that's so me!!! :) I like that. Talk to ya later. Love ya! Charla

janice said...

I am not a military wife. My husband is home with me, and I feel so guilty as I read your list because I know I take that for granted.

I don't know how you do it. I am all teary imagining what you all must go through.

Thanks you for that you sacrifice.

(I am Canadian - thanks for having our backs! LOL I know that our countries don't always agree on these matters, butI apprectiate all you do.)

I found your blog from Sandra at Dairy of a SAHM. (I have a blog where I feature mom blogs and she mentioned you were the first blog she ever read.)

I am Janice - so nice to meet you.

rhonda said...

Hi, I am a military wife and my husband has been gone now for a month. This is our 3rd deployment, and hopefully our last. Military life is great, but I miss my husband soooo much!!. We have 14 months to go.. Godspeed

Anonymous said...

This is my second tour My husbands in Afghanistan and I'm finding it really difficult. We're stationed in Germany so I have no friends or family around me. When my family ring me I pretend to be fine because I don't want to make them feel bad and I know there's nothing they can do. We don't have children yet so don't have the social aspect of all the mothers meeting at the bus stop or meeting at toddler groups. Haven't left the house in over a week but everytime he calls I pretend to be coping well. Tough enough for him as it is. I'm sorry for rambling on here but I literally have no one to talk to and it's just nice to get it off my chest. I know that many of you will probably think I'm being stupid and whiney so sorry if I've offended anyone. Lisa xx

Jasmine Dennis said...

Oh my goodness. This literally brought me to tears. We're going through the second deployment and I think everything on this list hits home. Thank you for making me smile and cry at the same time.