I have learned that during deployments the brakes on the car go; I do get to shop alone; my kids are resilient as hell; that when I go grocery shopping, its for two areas of the world; my friends become my family around me; the house is easier to clean without his army stuff being on my floor daily; and that I AM A PROUD SURVIVING DEPLOYMENT ARMY WIFE!
I have learned that the lawn mower needs gas to start, driving with the emergency brake ON is bad for your car, tarps do not keep the roof from leaking, you CAN get pink eye in both eyes at the same time, the Air force does not want my husband to EVER celebrate our anniversary, and that no matter how many deployments you go through it never gets any easier! Bolling AFB, DC
I have learned that it might be a good idea to give someone that lives near you the keys to your house and your car. North Carolina
I have learned that… One problem after another problem, what can go wrong will go wrong right when they first leave! Which is good since it helps the rest of the time seem unproblematic. Indiana
I have learned that our 4-year-old son thinks that daddy can’t come home because mommy has the car. Colorado Springs, CO – Ft. Carson
I have learned that you should always keep gas in the car, in case you go into labor. Ft. Carson, CO