Sunday, April 25, 2010

So, it looks like its the military...

So, DH and I have been talking quite a bit about him going back into the military next year. He was in the Marines for four years, then got out and has been in school since. He should graduate next Spring and would like to go back in as an officer.

I have total mixed feelings on this. On one hand, I have always been intrigued with anything military, and had even hoped I would marry into the lifestyle as a kid. I would love to move around to different places, the bennies are fabulous, and the pay equally great. My only fear is him deploying. When he was in before he spent two tours (one time was for a year, and another for 6 months). He absolutely loved being a Marine and I know he misses it from time to time.

I am a VERY independent in terms of being able to handle my own, so in that aspect I feel I am ok.. but I don't know how to handle having my husband in harms way, away from me and ME not knowing if he's ok or not. That part is scary. We feel with the way the economy is, and with the unknown future it might not be a bad career move. He can retire in sixteen years (since he has already been in for four) and we would be set.

I told him I would support him either way, whether he goes in or not. I guess only time will tell. I just needed to write this out since our family hasn't been as supportive of it.



  1. Whoa, that's big! Do you think that you would handle him being deployed if you had kids? It sounds scary to me, but I guess you will have to figure out if the benefits are worth it.

  2. You need to do what is best for YOU and DH, not anyone else. I hope you figure out something for you both to be happy!

  3. I hope you guys figure out what you need to do! I always loved the idea of moving around all the time when I was younger. I also have a slight obsession with ArmyWives. ;)

  4. Thanks ladies :)
    We have discussed it for hours over the last few months- It may be hard sometimes but there are so many pluses that I am not opposed to the idea. We'll see! He may change his mind and we still have a year to decide!


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