Monday, April 4, 2011

Military Life...from a Spouse's Perspective: Patty Jones

The Military Brat Team and the Homefront Team are combining efforts to share our experiences with the military lifestyle so that others can fully understand the sense of community, sacrifices, benefits, and expectations we all share as members of a truly unique group of people. Each month we will feature a story shared by a Military Brat Team member, and a story shared by a Homefront Team member.

  This Feature is written by Patty Jones, shop owner of Little Pat Pat's

Military Life….
From a spouse's perspective

        The Military lifestyle is difficult, rewarding, stressful, and amazing all at the same time.  Being married to a service member forces you to be strong and independent, but it can also be lonely. It is a special sort of person who can continuously pull up their roots and move across the country on virtually no notice. One who can keep a relationship strong and healthy across thousands of miles on trust and love alone. Not everyone who agrees to live this life survives it but those of us who do are a truly amazing breed.

It can be hard to have the military play such an important role in our lives. They decide where we live and how often we see our spouses. It can be frustrating to have to leave jobs and friends you love and start over again and again, but we do it because this is our life.  The key to success is:
  • rolling with the punches and constant flexibility.
  • Start your own business, figure out how to work from home.
  • Put that strength and independence to work for you and grab military life by the horns and laugh in it’s face as you overcome all of it’s struggles!
    Thank you Patty for sharing your story with us! If you would like to contribute to this space, please contact us via the Contact Tab at the top of the blog.

    1 comment:

    Mandy said...

    So true! Being flexible is such a challenge, especially when you have little ones.

    Cute owl, BTW. Absolutely adorable!