his favorite hymns, if he wanted a simple burial site ceremony or a memorial service as well. He'll be buried at Arlington, where our infant son is buried, so we didn't have to think about a where.
It's stressful. I'm totally worn out this morning! Emotionally draining. I've been looking online for craft activities for my teenage daughter who is already having a hard time with even the thought of Dad leaving. She will need a lot of distractions. The boys have their sport and scout camps, but they'll need something as well when those finish up.
I found this fun article in my email this morning that lightened my mood.
You Know Your A Military Spouse When....
- When you make a great friend, and then it never fails one of you moves halfway around the country or world!
- When you finally get into a routine and adjust to a new schedule, then your husband changes shifts or you move to a new time zone, and you have to start all over again!
- When you get to see your husband about 2 months out of the year. I could go on but those stand out the most to me.
- When you get excited for the case lot sale on base.
- When having your husband home on your birthday is “strange” and a reason to “do it big” because he might not be here next year.
- When you find yourself Googling random Air Force bases because “Hey…you never know…we might be stationed there one day”.
- When the longer you wait to wait to decorate the house, the more you tell yourself it is not worth it because it won’t last anyway.
- When you secretly like being able to redecorate a new place every few years!!
- When you’re searching for (American) change and all you can find is dirham and Euros!
- When your husband is air-drying his jump boots on the windowsill haha :)
- When you correct TV shows because they’re “doing it wrong” (e.g. I was watching Army Wives and the one woman started saluting as soon as Retreat started which, ya know, you don’t salute until the National Anthem)
- You’re planning a long drive and note the nearby military bases to stay at while simultaneously racking your brain for old friend who are/were stationed there.