I’m reminded of the Mike Pence controversy of 2017, when an old story surfaced from 15 years ago. He told The Hill that he doesn’t eat alone with other women or attend events where alcohol is served—not without his wife. Pence was accused of blatant sexism, alienating women from professional opportunities. My theory? He respects his wife and understands that he’s an imperfect human being.
I typically cringe when someone says “You know what you signed up for.” In a sense, you have a decent idea of what your life may resemble when you marry a service member. Of course there will be deployments, and visits with your family will become few and far between. This, you realize.
Except, it’s the moments you don’t plan for — like giving birth while your husband cuts in-and-out on Skype. It’s when your spouse is state side, but isn’t able to meet his newborn for several months.
As a Navy wife, there’s been a few instances when another woman has asked me what it’s like to live this lifestyle. In those moments, I’ve taken a pause before answering. I could brush off my Pollyanna speech and tell her how wonderful it is. After all, we’ve seen and lived in places that I had only dreamt of. On the flip side, I know that I should be honest despite how cynical I’ll sound.
The truth is, there’s going to be a lot of good—and a lot of bad. I guess that’s how it works though.
In true end-of-year fashion, it’s natural to find ourselves reminiscing over the previous months. For me, I reflect on my family and I think about certain points in the year that brought about significant changes. In particular, my mind drifts to my husband and what may have been the toughest season of his life so far.
By Audrey Smith, Navy Wife
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