My brother was a Marine for a number of years. He recently married his wife who is from Lebanon. She was thrown into the Military life! She knew that my brother was in the military. She accepted this and went about trying to figure out life in America in addition to learning the ropes of being a military spouse. It’s never an easy thing to do–even if you’re familiar with the military.
Being a military spouse is a tough life to lead, but the Marine’s had a day for the spouse’s to learn what it means to be a Marine. They call it Jane Wayne day. I just love the name–it’s so much better than “Soldier for a Day”. What a boring title, if you ask me.
I want to host one, one of these days. I’ve only been talking about it for a year now! How utterly annoying that there is not a day on the calendar that I can’t put something like that together! There’s no time! I was hoping to do it this month–not possible…then the “guys” (I call them that, but there are several females) go back out to the field in November! After that, we roll right into the Christmas holidays which is extremely busy. No rest for the weary, as they say!
My plans for Jane Wayne day have been completely shot. Even if I could do it in December, it’s too cold out there! I guess I just have to wait it out. Maybe by March, it’ll be nice enough to play on an obstacle course and take the kids on a HummVee ride. Going to the range simulator–not a problem, but I want to play outside–teach the spouse’s how to do PT–Army-style…eat an MRE (yummm!) and have fun doing it.
Who knows what the Army has in store for us after the first of the year…stay flexible, that’s my mantra. Each and everyday is something new! I love being an Army wife! 🙂