Well with the finals done and the paper back (it earned an A), I am finally back to normal. I still can't look at blogs while at work but at least I can post a little more than I have been.
I just wanted to say Thank You to all the girlfriends and spouses of a service member. Life as a military spouse is different. Like a few other folks have said, its not that this life is better or that we are all that much stronger, but that it takes a different kind of person to learn how to live in a military world.
Growing up I was shy, introverted, quick to flare my temper and not all the fond of change. Being married for almost 8 years now, most of these traits have changed. I am still shy and introverted - at least for the first few months while I figure you out. But my temper has calmed to the point that folks that knew me from college stand slack jawed when I shrug because my luggage hadn't arrived. I also look forward to change - to move to another place. Yeah okay so I wish I was going to the new place WITH a job, but along with being able to cope with change I have learned how to be resourceful.
Throughout my reading over the last year and a half, I have always seen one thing that stands out in the mil spouse blogs - pride. We all married into this world knowing that things change like the direction of the wind but even with the uncertainty, we are always proud of our spouse, their acoomplishments and their service to this nation.
It takes a different kind of woman to stand with a Service Member and to those that do I tip my hat to you!