You know you are a military wife when…


This week, I’m taking part in a Blog Carnival hosted by Wives of Faith.  If you are a military wife, I can’t encourage you enough to become a member and get connected with these awesome ladies!

Here are my top 20 answers in no particular order to today’s topic,


You know you are a military wife when…

…you no longer have to do math to figure out what time to start dinner when your husband tells you he’ll be home at 1830.

…someone asks for the last 4 of your social security number and you ramble off your husband’s instead.

…you are surprised when the sound of thunder is REALLY thunder and not just artillery.

…you are close friends with someone for an entire year, but your husband’s have never met because they are never home at the same time.

…a good day includes your husband not landing in a tree.

…you say, “stand by” to someone when you are figuring out your answer.

…you refuse to answer the front door when your husband is deployed.

…you have a plan on what to do with your child if you should ever see men in dress uniforms at your door.

…you store your kid’s outside toys in a Tuff box.

…your husband’s work & dress clothes cost more than yours do.

…you tear up at songs like “Proud to be an American” and “American Soldier” no matter how many times you hear them.

…you run out of leftovers for your husband’s lunch the next day and he says, “I’ll just grab an MRE at work”.

…some of your closest friends are people you’ve known less than a year.

…the emergency contact for your child is someone you’ve known less than a month.

…you know your husband’s co-workers by last name only.

…you need your ID to buy groceries.

…your husband says he’s going to another state for a week to for training and you think nothing of it because it’s “only” a week.

…you know that any reference to “sand box” describes a deployment, not your kid’s backyard toys.

…you avoid going grocery shopping within 2 days of payday unless it’s an absolute emergency!

…your husband says he gets to “sleep in” and sets his alarm for 6:30.

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