What's the worst thing anyone has ever said to you as a military spouse?
I had a family court judge tell me that the military lifestyle is not in the best interest of my children.
Nothing... I don't parade around that I'm a military spouse though so I don't really see how anyone would do it.
I met up with my father, who I rarely saw after high school one trip "home" to FL for dinner. I had married my husband maybe 3 months earlier and he was on his first deployment to Iraq so I was visiting his parents and met up with my dad and stepmom for dinner since I rarely saw them. We sit down at the table in Ruby Tuesdays and he says, "So if he gets killed will you stay in NM or move to VA where your mother is?" Needless to say, other than my sister's wedding that was the last time I saw him and he never actually even met my husband or my son :(
I also don't announce that I am a military spouse. However, I travel a lot being overseas. The worst moment I have had was in Dublin Ireland last Sept. I had 2 men approach myself and my friend I was travelling with. The guys were from Libya and grilled us on how we, as Amercians, thought we had any right to go and take over their country, ect ect. I kept my cool, and just let them know I understood their frustration and sympathized with them. Honestly, at the end of the day it was really interesting for me to see the other side. They never knew I was a spouse- just an American woman.
When my husband was re-classing we had a huge storm blow through. We had 90 mile an hour straight winds. When I drove in to work the flag pole company's flag was down. I went around it and parked, went and picked it up and placed it next to the building. As I was doing that, the other gal came in. She beat me inside and then asked where I was. I told her what I was doing and she responded with "What your are becoming all patriotic now that your husband is in the military?" I was very pissed off about that! I grew up and have always been that the flag does not touch the ground. Even if that wasn't the case, I would still have moved it so people didn't drive over it, or ruin cars going around it!
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