When I married my husband, I was in the Army. I knew what was up. There would be times that we would be apart for a long time. Since I am in the reserves, I knew that I would carry the bulk of child-rearing and there would be times that I would be doing it alone.
I’ve been doing it alone half our marriage.
Recently, we moved from Kentucky into my parent’s house for about 6 weeks until we PCS to Hawaii. This means living in a house unfamiliar to Piglet and Blueberry. And they are paying me back.
Taking forever to go to bed at night.
Being grumpy for no good reason.
And it is wearing me out. I’m exhausted all the time. I’m sad because I miss my husband and I won’t see him again until the 4th of July weekend.
I know what I “signed up for” when we got married but man; I am so tired so doing it alone.
I hope our next duty station will allow him to be home more often. His last job, his command time, really wore me down and know we’re apart without me fully able to “recover” from single parenthood.
I surely can’t be the only Milspouse who gets exhausted from all this alone time right?