This has been and on going debate in our home for almost three years now. And I think we have finally decided to join army. Well my DH decided. Or is deciding. I'm going to support him no matter what but I'm really torn and need advice, and someone who can help me thru this.
The issue is.. My dad is very ill and does not have much time left. So I will be moving closer to my family while he is basics and ait. Or untill my dad passes(I hate to say it like that but he knows it won't be long and we have all come to deal with that..though very painful even now) . Recruiters have assured that he will get pay while in basics and then in ait I will be allowed to get his bah and bas.(amount depends on where "I" am)
Also I have two small children. A dd that is one and a DS that is two. I am currently a SAHM and have no income of my own. Even moving closer to my family, I won't be able to use them as babysitter, so getting a job will behard for me.
What are some things I should kno and what are some experiences directly related to army. We have considered other branches but decided this is best for us. Our relationship is good and needs some work of course, but it's strong and I kno we can make it thru this opportunity, coming out even stronger. I need realistic experiences. To help me ease into this. I have spoken to many recruiters and I'm just to the point I need real people.(they have been helpful don't get me wrong..and I appreciate them. I just work better talking to people that have been thru this situation or very similiar