Anyone has been a spouse of a military soldier for many years.  Times are hard.  My spouse is coming up on 19 years in the Army and it has been so hard trying to juggle his time and mines with the kids and just everyday life.  I must say that when being a military wife, it is a full-time job and you have to be a strong woman to take on being married to a soldier.  I wish I can say I can retire when he does, but my plans are to leave him with the kids and get a mommy week to spoil myself!!