Today's challenge was to post about what might be different about Christmas in a military home.
You Might be a Military Spouse at Christmas if...
...you can't find anything similar about any of your Christmases since taking on the military lifestyle. Every year is different with no continuity from one year to the next.
My husband has been active-duty for 10 years now, and we have lived in 7 different homes in 4 different states during that time.
*This year is the first time he's been deployed over Christmas.
*Last year (2009) was the first year we ever did lights outside.
*The year before (2007)was our first year in Virginia...and we knew almost no-one.
*The year before that (2006) was the year our marriage was restored (BIG God-story!), and our last year in Montana.
*In 2005 we had no new babies...every year prior we had a baby under 2 years old at Christmas.
*In 2004, we got a cat for Christmas.
*In 2003, we had just moved, had a new baby (on the 13th of December), and knew almost no-one.
*2002 was our last year in Texas, and we had just experienced our first deployment...with all of the accompanying gremlins.
*2001 was Jason's first year on active-duty, and our first Christmas away from family. It was also our first year to deep fry the turkey. YUM.
Then again...maybe there is something consistent about our Christmases...the fact that they are never the same!!
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