No one tells the wife how hard it will be.
To be alone for x amount of months during basic and AIT.
To keep up pretenses,
manage the household
try to keep the kids on the right track
pay the bills
explain to civilian friends that it’s not that bad (even when it is)
They have PT and future soldiers for the guys
But nothing for the wives to prepare for the separation,
Not knowing where to turn,
and not having the one you love to tell you everything will be okay.
It’s their job to be strong and act like everything is easy
While we are supposed to put on a strong face and pretend nothing has changed.
Why do we do it?
Because we love them so much,
and we support them
Their decision was made for our family, not their own good.
We need to be strong
But when we cry ourselves to sleep each night
because every inch of our house reminds us of them?
It’s just another day as an Army Wife.
Cheers to the wives
Who have the unsung job.
Who hold it all together
So your freedom will be protected.
So you can sleep at night, with your loved ones at your side.