So, I'm sure we've all seen the sticker or shirt that says "Army Wife, Toughest Job in the Army". This is only my opinion, but I think that is one of the most stupid things I have ever read! The fact that women actually believe this makes it even worse!!
Now in no way am I saying that being an army wife/gf isn't hard, but come on people!! Oh, and when I say girlfriend, I mean the women who have been there for a significant amount of time. I'm not referring to the women who have been involved with an army man for a month or 2 before they deploy and I'm certainly not referring to "tag chasers".
Yes, it is hard on me raising the kids by myself....it hard on me during the holidays and it's hard on me when the kids are missing him, but it is far easier on me than him. I have the comforts of home in a familiar place. He has none of that. Every second he is there, he is at risk for being killed. Yes, I know I could get killed in an accident home, but the chances of that are slim. He constantly has a target on his back. At holidays, he sees his kids through a webcam, while I can hold and kiss them in person. He eats meals at the DFAC or out of the microwave, I eat home cooked meals. At night while I sleep soundly, he probably hears bombs and guns going off.
It really pisses me off when women say and think they have it harder than their husband who is serving in the army. They don't know hard until they have stepped foot on foreign land in a country where you're a target (unless she is a soldier herself or prior soldier).
Please take notice that I have never said "my soldier" or "their soldier". I always refer to them as "husband/s". My husband is just that, MY HUSBAND. The contract he signed with me was as husband and wife, not as soldier and wife.
I suppose this is the end of my little rant. LOL.