I’m a wife – both an army wife and an LEO (law enforcement officer) wife. When my husband is not serving the Army National Guard, he works full-time as a law enforcement officer. I’m also a mom, business owner, aspiring writer (working on my first book), and a dreamer yet realist.
I’m a real person, living my life. I breath the same as you, cry the same as you, and love the same as you. My heart breaks for all of the spouses of military and law enforcement personnel – I know the pains and struggles that you are going through, have gone through, or about to go through.
I’m currently struggling through my husband’s second deployment. In a community so often told to stand strong, I feel that the spouses left behind are forced to suffer in silence – or be judged for not being supportive when they speak up about their struggles.
I’m saddened by the lack of resources for those families that live in the military world part-time: one foot in the civilian world, and one foot in the military world. Neither community fully understanding the challenges faced by part-time military families, and each community discounting their struggles. I’m saddened by the inter-community judgment between full time and part time military families – I believe that we are all on the same team, and should lift each other up.
I want to speak up. Say the words we as LEO and PT Military Spouses want to say, but are too scared to voice. I want to pursue my passion for writing, a passion that has gone to they wayside due to life obligations. I am finding myself again in this new year, while trying to survive another deployment. I want you to join me!