Marine Wife's Life
Posted By: Rachel Finnicum 03-10-11
My husband and I have been married for 8 years. We have two children and a doberman. He has been enlisted for 14 years. We were in the middle of recruiting duty when he got picked up for the MECEP program. Now he is finishing up his degree at the University of Minnesota (still on active duty) and will be commissioned as a 2nd LT May 2012.
It has been a very long past 4 years for me. Our son was four months old when we started recruiting duty. Recruiting Duty is the hardest assignment I think a Marine can get. (I would rather a deployment any day of the week!) You don't see them very often and pretty much live life as a single parent. Thank God he was accepted to the MECEP Program! I still don't see him very much as he is only home on the weekends and has been gone most of the last two summers. The first summer was MECEP prep in Quantico and last summer it was OCS in Quantico. My family lives 10 hours away so seeing them is not a regular thing.
I have a few good friends here who are Marine wives. It's nice to have them because they understand what it's like to be in my shoes. Marines tend to become your family members when you are away from home. They truly are some of the best people in the world. To make it as a Marine wife you have to have a very strong marriage, be independent, and be very supportive of your husband.
I love this life and wouldn't trade it for the world!
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