Army wife

Well-intentioned questions:

“When will he get leave next?”

“Where will he be stationed next?”

“Will he be able to come back for my wedding/Christmas/birthdays/holidays/anniversary?”

“When will you get to see each other again?”

Unofficial “Milso” Playlist

I’ve seen multiple “milso” playlist and they are all old & usually only one genre. I’m only sharing one that I made. Its a list of relatable of songs that I listen to when I’m in that funk. This is also probably good for Long Distance Relationships in general! Bolded ones are personal favorites!

  1. Willow Smith : Drowning
  2. Gym Class Heroes : Back Home
  3. Beyonce : At Last
  4. Bryson Tiller : Exchange  
  5. Carina Round : For Everything a Reason 
  6. Ciara : Jackie (for when you need a boost)
  7. Daniela Andrade : Thinkin Bout You
  8. Daughter : Numbers
  9. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros : Home
  10. Florence & The Machines : Over The Love
  11. India Arie : The Truth
  12. Jaden Smith : PCH 
  13. Janine & The Mixtape : Hold Me
  14. Jhene Aiko : W.A.Y.S. & Promises & For My Brother 
  15. Lana Del Rey : The Man I Love 
  16. Lauryn Hill : Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You
  17. Mac Miller : Objects In The Mirror
  18. Miguel : Pussy Is Mine / Coffee / Simple
  19. Moldy Peaches : Anyone Else But You
  20. Paramore : My Hero / The Only Exception
  21. Rihanna : Stay / We Found Love
  22. Roy Orbison : In Dreams
  23. J.Cole : Hello
…a relationship is two people. Not two people and everyone who has an opinion.
— 

thatsumgoodbeth

God Bless this woman. It can’t be said any better then that.

People who romanticize military relationships know nothing about them. There is nothing romantic about being apart more than being together. There’s nothing romantic about missing birthdays, holidays, births and special events. There’s nothing romantic about worrying non stop through a deployment. There’s nothing romantic about crying when you miss their call. I don’t do it because “it’s romantic.” I do it because I love him.

Milso Playlist

So I have a list of songs that I listen to when I’m really missing my boyfriend and they help me feel better. Some are older because my mom showed me some songs she used to listen to when my dad was gone for the Marines. I thought I’d share because I know how hard it can be to find a good song to cry to on harder nights. Also, some are military related songs and some aren’t but they’re about long distance and work too.

1.) Traveling Soldier- The Dixie Chicks 

2.) Never Be Alone- Shawn Mendes

3.) Jet Lag- Simple Plan ft Natasha Bedingfield

4.) Just a Dream- Carrie Underwood

5.) Ours- Taylor Swift (you should really watch the music video for this one)

6.) Hey There Delilah- Plain White T’s

7.) I Can Wait Forever- Simple Plan

8.) Letters from Home- John Michael Montgomery

9.) Riding with Private Malone- David Ball

10.) Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue- Toby Keith

I hope you like at least some of these! Please reblog and add your own songs that have helped you. I’d love to make my list longer!

Married to the military

“Why did you get married so young?” I hear it ALL THE TIME.

Being married to the military is a completely different world in general. My husband and I, married at 21, have discussed why in the military culture we all get married “so young”. At 21, these men (and women!) already have more responsibility than some of our friends will have in their entire lives. It forces them to grow up— and in growing up they settle down and realize what is important to them. Same goes for the dedicated military spouse. Committing to a relationship that most of the time is long distance, and ALL of the time is a huge stress, is a very mature thing to do. The 20 year old military couple can not be compared to others— we are a breed of our own. Families and friends will not always understand that. That is why we become such good friends with each other as military spouses. We are family ❤️

Merrily,
R