Friday, January 13, 2012

SUYL: Military Families

Good Morning!! Today, I am linking up with KellyToday, her "Show Us Your Life Series" focuses on Military Families.  I have been meaning to update the blog more often, but with minimal time left with my husband before he deploys, I figured spending time with him and our family was more important than updating the blog.  But trust me, the blog activity is getting ready to take off!  Once he leaves, expect many more updates!!

I am a military wife.  I am actually still really new with this title.  I have been a military wife for going on two years now.  My husband is a SeaBee in the Navy and we are stationed at CBC Gulfport.  A SeaBee isn't a typical Navy member.  A SeaBee will rarely be stationed on a ship, but rather does construction on the ground, and also provides ground support.  We have been here for almost 6 months, and while the transitional period down here was hard, this place has really been growing on me.  I am actually sad to be leaving here in less than a month!  While my husband is deployed, we are going to spend his deployment back in my hometown to be around family.  Down here the closest family is about 12 hours away!

Military Wife Questionaire

1. How did you and your spouse meet?
We met on New Years Eve 2009.  Me and my best friend, Kait, went to visit a friend from high school that was in the Navy.  When we got to Morgan's house, he had brought some Navy friends in.  We hung out all night, then went ice skating two days later, and have been together ever since. 

2. How old were you when you two met?
I was 19 and he was 18 (yes, I am older...but only by 5 months!)

3. How long have you two been together?

We have been together for two years this past New Years Eve. 

4. Where are you and your spouse originally from?
I am from Pilot Mountain, North Carolina and my husband is from Kentucky

5. How did you feel about him joining the military?
Josh was already in the military when we met, so I had to be ok with it haha.  I knew what I  was getting myself into, I guess you could say.  Even though I thought I knew what was coming, it has still be really hard. 

6. Where did your spouse go to basic training?
Great Lakes, Illinois

7. Has your spouse ever been deployed?
No.  He is actually getting ready for his first deployment very soon....

8. How long have you been a military wife?
I have been a military wife for almost 20 months (we were married in May 2010) so I'm still relatively new at all this stuff :)

9. Did you marry him before or after he joined?
I married him after

10. How did your husband propose?
So, I give my husband a hard time about this all the time!!  He isn't a very good planner, so we were just talking about our future, and he started talking about our future and said "I want to be with you for the rest of our life, will you marry me?"  Short, sweet, and to the point :)

11. How old were you two when you got married?
I was 20 and J was 19. 

12. Did he wear his uniform on your wedding day?
Yes!  So, so glad he did!

13. Where are you and your spouse currently stationed?
We are currently living in Gulfport, MS and my husband works off of CBC Gulfport

14. Do you live on base?
We do not live on base

15. How long were you married before you had to go through your first seperation?
This will be our first deployment and long seperation, very anxious and nervous about what all is to come in the next several months!

16. Do you think your spouse looks good in uniform?
Of course!  I think most military wives do :)

17. Do you think military life is more advanced that civilian life?
I don't know if I would say that it is more advanced, but I would definitely say it is very different.  There are struggles that a normal civilian wouldn't have to deal with

18. Do you like the benefits that you receive as a military dependent?
I do.  The healthcare/Insurance benefits are the best!

19. What is the hardest part of military life?
There are several hard aspects to military life.  First, I am a planner and like to have control of situations, and with the military I am not able to plan things in advance or have control of any situations.  Things can change so quickly, and the hours can vary.  I am also looking to experience more hardships when Josh gets deployed.

20.  Do you support your spouse as a member of the military?
Of course!  With everything that is happening right now with J's deployment, if I didn't support him, things would be extremely difficult!

Thanks for stopping by, and to all the military spouses and military members, thank you so much for your service and all the you give! 

And, just for cuteness, here are some pictures of my men :)


  1. Hi! Found your blog through SUYL - Military Families. I'm also a Seabee wife, and I'm originally from Gulfport! Looking forward to reading more of your blog. :)

  2. It's so nice to "meet" a fellow Seabee wife!! Looking forward to reading your blog as well :)