Military spouses ROCK! We rock for many reasons, but one of my favorite reasons is the sisterhood!
My husband was deployed in '08. I went through the whole deployment blues thing. Hubby was the only soldier in his unit from our state. There were no other wives within 5 hours of me. We are reserve, so there were no bases near. There were no other wives at my church.
My mom was worried, but really didn't know how to help or what to say. She heard a lady at her church speak about being a military wife in a non military town. After the meeting she asked the lady if I could call her. Of course she said yes. I can remember making that call and not even being able to speak.
I cried on the phone to a complete stranger. This is something I couldn't even do with my dearest friend. Though my family and friends loved me there were things that even love couldn't understand. I don't think I even spoke more than 10 words the whole time. Connie (the military wife I had never met)calmly told me about her experience and told me about scriptures that were close to her heart or helped in some way through that time in her life. I am not sure what those scriptures were and I couldn't tell you what she said exactly, but what I do remember is that she was there for me in a way that no one else could be no matter how much they loved me.
Eventually I met a military wife from my area. Her husband wasn't deployed though he had been. She found out that I really had no one in my life that understood what I was going through and she came over helped me. She told me that I would be ok and that I could do this deployment.
She was right. She was right because she had been there done that and probably got the t-shirt.
So we ROCK, because we Rock together!
Much Love to you all...