Hi ladies, I've been searching for a while for a thread for Army wives, and I'm thankful that I've finally found one. I'm in a rut right now, and I just need to be able to talk to someone who understands the pains of being an Army wife.
Let me start off by introducing myself. I'm Jacquie and I have two beautiful little girls (21 months and 5 months). Hubby and I have been married for two years. After our baby was born last October, hubby went on TDY to Ft Jackson for AIT since he reclassed, so the kids and I moved in with my parents so I could have some help with our girls. We are PCSing to Ft Hood next month (and I can't tell you how excited I am to have my family back together).
But in the mean time, I'm having a hard time. It's hard staying with my parents because I don't have many friends out here, and even though I go involved in a playgroup for the kids, all the other moms are so much older than I am, so it's hard to connect with them. My mom acts like it's not okay for me to be sad because I knew what I was signing up for when I married him. But just because I knew what I was in for, doesn't mean that I don't struggle sometimes. I grew up with a military family, so I knew all about the PCSing and the separation. I already knew how hard it was going to be, but when you love someone, it shouldn't matter.
OK, so I've gotten a bit off topic. It's hard to not have anyone to talk to. I mean, don't get me wrong, hubby is great, but he doesn't understand how I feel and I try not to tell him how hard things are sometimes because I know things are hard enough on him. The night's are the hardest, laying in bed by myself just makes me cry. The baby sleeps in the room with me, and on the really bad nights I'll let her sleep in bed with me just so I have someone to cuddle with. My older daughter runs around the house with a phone saying "Hi, Daddy" and it is so sweet it makes me cry. She misses her daddy so much, I keep telling hubby that once she sees him again she will never leave his sight. He's going to have a permanent shadow, lol.
Thanks for listening ladies. I look forward to getting to know everyone on here.