If It's to Be...


It's Up to Me.

I heard this phrase a few weeks back and it really spoke to me.

I'm wondering if it speaks to you?

As mil-spouses we are often put smack down in the middle of situations where we must make decisions on our own for long periods of time. I think this can tire out our decision making ability. It tires us out so much, we start feeling like we don't want to "play this game" anymore.

We must keep our mind and spirit fresh; otherwise, that's where trouble starts.

A lot of my civilians friends didn't understand "how I got through" deployments. "I don't know how you put up with him being gone all the time, I sure wouldn't". My great, close friend MA and I have this saying, "you're calling the right friend", or "you're calling the wrong friend". What I mean is when needing to vent about something we pick up the phone and call the friend who we think is going to give us the answer we want. I learned quickly when I needed empathy or encouragement, to not "vent" to certain civilian friends, I needed to call the "right" friend.

We all need a close friend(s) that will support us. Someone that understands our mil-lifestyle, someone that will listen to us vent without judging, someone to encourage us, someone to inspire us and someone to love us.

SpouseBUZZ has a lot of articles filled with such honesty and I am hoping I don't sound too much like Dr. Phil.

I want you to know you've come to the right friend. This place is a safe haven for you to be encouraged and inspired. A place to complain (if you need to), but most importantly to get refreshed. This is where you get the strength to get back out there and get back in the game!!

So you can say:

Put me in coach, I'm ready to play!!

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