Military Life From Two Different Perspectives

Here at SpouseBUZZ, we generally examine life from the perspective of being a military wife, but it's nice to examine other perspectives, too.

When I married my husband, I told my mother-in-law that I would take good care of him. I was the new wife, but she was the woman who had raised him. She guided him, gave him love, support and security. She taught him values and how important it is to have respect for others. My mother-in-law shaped the man I fell in love with, and I'll always be grateful to her for that. I don't know what it's like to send a child to war, or to watch him join the ranks of the armed forces in very uncertain times, but I do know what it feels like to deal with the uncertainty that comes with those actions. One mom is just beginning her journey as an Army mom, and it looks like she could use an encouraging word or two. I'm hoping you will send some good wishes her way. Thanks to Joyce for the tip.

Another blog post which captured my attention was written by a male milspouse. Toad has always been a great sport and honestly, we tend to treat him like one of the gals, much to his chagrin in some many cases. But at the end of the day, he's a man and at times, things must look a little different from that side of the fence. Milspouse Thomas addresses a study which appears to have concluded that male milspouses cope better with deployments than their female counterparts. Click here to see what Thomas has to say about that.

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