Honoring the Highs and Lows of Military Life

Military life has its fair share of highs and lows, yet military spouses are going through it with courage, strength, and grace.

All of these answers were shared with me on my Instagram by milso’s (military significant others).

Each response will be shared anonymously.

Some of these things might be listed in the wrong section for you, and that is okay!

This isn’t a comprehensive list, but I hope you know that you are not alone in feeling the joy and also the not-so-great feelings when it comes to military life.

All feelings about military life belong!


Lows

Decision fatigue. Soon to be mom of 3 under 3 while my husband is in BCT


“Temporary roots and being lonely”


“Pregnancy loss, then pregnant and now my husband is deployed”


“Isolation. Other wives aren’t interested in having friends ‘that will eventually move’


“Tasks taking 10x longer than they should”


“Being stuck at your station during a family emergency”


“Constantly feel unvalued or that I don’t matter to the military”


“Constantly finding new friends, churches, regular hangouts, etc.”


“Having to explain why daddy doesn’t have a normal job”


“Finding new medical professionals when we move”


“The constant unknown”


Highs

“Finding chosen family where you are”


“So much. I feel so fortunate to have a home and healthcare”


“Did a meet and greet with a royal (we are UK based)”


“I met one of my best friends who was pregnant with me. Loved feeling supported”


“Bonding with my husband!”


“Had a diaper party with our military friends and they showed up!”


“Lifelong friendships!”


“Met my doula!”


If you have felt any (or all) of these things, know that you are not alone.

Want to see more like this? I would recommend checking out these posts!

If you need any extra support, or have other questions, feel free to reach out to me!

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