I know today must be hard on his family also. Jake is out on training and isn't even able to use his phone or internet for communication. It is hard enough for me not to be there with him so I can't imagine how hard it is for his parents.
Being in the military is hard. People take everyday things for granted, not to mention holidays or other celebrations.
There are some benefits of course
- steady paycheck
- new experiences
- too many to list
Yes Jake passed his ASVAB, yes we could reinlist and have a financial secure life. We could buy a nice car, have 'free' babies, live very comfortably...but...we would be seperated for months upon months at a time. We would miss our family every day. We would miss certain holidays and worry about the others that we are getting to go home to. We would be lonely. We would soon become a 'phone conversation' marraige. Get used to not haveing one another in each others life. Then become readjusted with each other when we are together again.
Today I hate the military because it is my husband's birthday and it means NOTHING to the Marine Corps.
Happy Birthday Sweetheart, it means something to me