I posted this poem on my myspace about a year ago and decided to share it with y'all in honor of military spouse appreciation day
A True Military Wife
Can put eight rooms of furniture into a five-room apartment.Has twenty pairs of drapes
and none of them fit the living room windows.
Can emerge from a single room at the guesthouse after spending two weeks over the
holidays with four kids who all have the chickenpox.
Can, in one week's time, pick up a house full of furniture, the kids, a cat, three
hamsters, a bird and six suitcases into a station wagon
and drive all the way cross-country and still greet her husband with a smile.
Can open and close bank accounts, establish credit at the local phone, utility and cable
companies at the drop of a hat. Begins to smile when
she receives the phone call from her husband which begins with the words,
"Honey, I've got good news and bad news."
Is able to sell or rent at a moments notice and move halfway across the world.
Can re-establish a home complete with post war furniture
and only one forth of her household goods without batting an eye.
Doesn't blink when she gets to Korea and finds her household goods are in Georgia
and she's received the boxes marked for storage.
Can make a house into a home in less than three days.
Has all of her kids born in different states (she gets extra points for different countries).
Pull out her ID card when she goes to a civilian grocery store.
Has the ability to find something faintly wrong when she sees the same doctor in the
hospital twice in a row.
And is able to give comfort and encouragement to her children,
support the local PTO, love her husband when he's home,
give laughter to the wives organizations, and helpful
hints of survival to new spouses, who have just begun their military experience.
This poem made me laugh when I first read it because of how true it is. As a military spouse we are always waiting, waiting for our spouses to come home, waiting for them to deploy, waiting for PCS orders and so forth. We have to take all these changes with stride and continue on our day to day lives. Many times I know I get frustrated and annoyed but at the same time I wouldn't trade this lifestyle for the world. I am a proud military wife and I am proud to call all of you out there my friends. Thanks for being there for me through out this deployment. I love you all and this day is for all of you!
So happy milspouse appreciation day. Treat yourselves to something nice. I know I am, off to get my hair did!!