Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Military on my mind...

I can't get the military out of my head. This week my brain has been swirling with ideas and random wonderings about what my life will be like in the first quarter of 2009. As I've briefly mentioned in past posts, my husband will be going active duty again very soon. This will greatly effect our lives for a long time. "If you don't stand for something then you'll stand for anything." - Unknown

I'm past the point of being sad or upset. I support my husband and his career. He's a very driven person and feels it is his calling to further serve our country. I deeply admire his decision, even though the selfish side of me wanted him to pick something else while he was debating his options. I'm proud of him for being brave enough to contemplate going to war, which is definitely where he'll end up. But, I'm realistic enough to know that I will need to pray as hard as I possibly can for God to keep him safe. "The only things that stand between a person and what they want in life are the will to try it, and the faith to believe it's possible." - Rich Devos

With all of that said, I am committing to a new project. "Sometimes in the winds of change we find our true direction." - Unknown It is my goal to establish some sort of spousal support blog for military wives. I've been doing some digging online and haven't found anything that makes me feel welcome and comfy when I enter the site. Everything that I've found so far seems very medicinal and impersonal. Very government stamped, if you will. I did find one site that I particularly liked but it hadn't been updated since 2007. I've emailed one of the ladies in charge so I'm hoping to hear back with news that she's still got something I can access somewhere. If I hear back from her then I'll link to her site.

I would like to ask you guys if you are familiar with any good military support sites for wives out there on the vast internet that we like to peruse each day. From now until Hubby deploys I want to research all that's out there and see what I can add that might be a powerful resource for other military wives. Please keep in mind that I'm not looking for resources that reference "true confessions" and the like....I've encountered those sites and even though some spouses use them for legitimate topics, the site manager(s) permit other users to confess infidelities and things that aren't supportive to a healthy marriage. "Change your thoughts and change your world." - Norman Vincent Peale My project will only serve military wives in a healthy and uplifting way. "Keep your face to the sunshine and you will not see shadows." - Helen Keller

I know you all visit a lot of different places on the web, so if you encounter anything for military wives please post a link in my comments section. I greatly appreciate your help! And, I'll keep you posted on my progress.

One last thing....thanks Bridge for sharing the quotes with me today. Your timing couldn't have been better or more poignant!