Well, Hubby reenlisted for another four years yesterday in country. He wrote me an email hoping I was proud of what he did and that I won't mind too much being married to the Army. Well, I promptly wrote back that I was indeed very proud of his service to this country and that I wouldn't have it any other way.
Now some think I'm absolutely nuts. Oh well, then I guess I am. Why don't I mind? Because for one thing he likes what he does and he's damned good at it. Of course I'm proud and supportive of him. How could I keep him from doing what he loves anymore than I'd want him keeping me from something I felt was important and that I wanted to do.
I understand the Military, the people who serve selflessly, and I understand the mission. I grew up in the Military. My family has a long tradition of military service, and my sons will follow in those footsteps. It is because of those that volunteer that we have the freedoms and comforts that we do today. It's the reason we can sleep safely in our beds at night.
So the next time someone says I'm nuts...I'll tell them they're right and I'll wear that badge proudly.
Laura "Nuts" Roberts
Proud Army Wife