But I don't feel that there should be a competition between the wives, were all basically in the same "boat". Our husbands are in the Military, we all have the same basic lifestyle, our husbands are gone a lot, too much. And were left home alone to hold down the fort. To keep the home fires burning the best we can.
In the beginning I came across a lot of wives who seemed to think they were more important than me because my husband was a Private First Class and theirs was a Corporal or Sergeant. Well, my husbands a Sgt. now and I have befriended plenty of wives and girlfriends of men who ranked below my husband. It doesn't matter what your husbands or wife's rank is, or what branch of the Military there in. A Military Spouse has only one rank and its the hardest job in the Military.
The only other people who can possibly begin to understand my life and what I go through on a daily basis are other Military Spouses. And even with other wives we all have a slightly different situation. Some have kids, some don't, or the number of children is different. Some women choose to move in with there family for every deployment so there not left alone. Some live on base, some don't.
I have two children, I do not live on base, we chose to buy our first home. Although we do live right next to a base so I still have all the advantages. We live far away from all our family so I don't have there help while he is deployed. I have never chosen to move just because he is deploying. Although I am alone and it might have been a little easier to have moved so I could have the help from our family. Were buying our house, I hate moving, and deployment is stressful enough, I don't see the point in uprooting our kids away from our home because he is deploying.
With all the factors in, this deployment is the hardest one out of the 6 and were only 1/3 of the way through.