And So it Begins... | Navy Wife Life

One of my goals for 2020 is to blog more, both professionally & personally. Which got me thinking… what could I write about? We don’t live an exciting life, we’re very average and there’s not much about us that’s different than anyone else. Wrong! We’re a military family and our story is so very different than most.

I recently read in one of the emails from the ship that less than 0.5% of the US population is in the military. Let that sink in. Granted, that number only includes active duty service members and not their "dependents" (aka family members), but still! Because we live such a different lifestyle than most, I’ve found that almost all of my friends and family are so deeply intrigued by military life, which explains why they ask me a million questions when we get together, because it’s just so different from the norm.


Its been on my heart for a while now to start a new blog series (‘Military Wife Life’) dedicated to our life in the military, the experiences we’ve gone through and will continue to go through. As well as share some insight as to what it’s like going through deployments and seasons of life while missing your other half. It certainly isn’t for the weak but it is just that, a season of our life that we will eventually move through and I want this series to serve as a digital journal documenting the highs and the lows, our experiences and everything in-between. So whether you're a fellow military spouse seeking comfort from these words and our experiences or you're a civilian curious about what deployments, frequent moves and time away from your spouse is really like, I hope you enjoy reading about our story.


Also, let it be known, this will not be a sad or depressing blog series. I am not complaining or seeking any sympathy. I am so incredibly proud of my husband, he truly is my hero and the hardest working man I know. He works 365 days a year to protect and serve our country, with an incredibly taxing schedule and workload, he's missed so many big and small moments in our daughter's life, countless birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, you name it, all with zero complaints on his end. Yes, our lifestyle is HARD and it's certainly not for everyone, but the military has also given us so much and we're grateful for that.


Until next time, here’s to all the women that are STRONG and make their husbands proud.


{Something you’d like to see in this series or have questions about? Let me know by commenting below!}