Life as an army wife
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2002-12-07 09:57:13 (UTC)

new here, introduction to me

Well well, what to write? A whole bunch I have another
diary on another site, but that site sucks so I am
discontinuing my diary there.

On with the introduction

Let's start with me first, since I am the easiest to
understand. Then we will move onto my family and life.

My name is Kim. I am soon going to be 21 (jan 16th). I was
born and raised in a small town in rural Illinois until
March 17th, 2001. 3 months after my 19th birthday I got
married (hence the march 17th). I "dated" my husband for
about 3 years before we finally tied the knot. You see, he
joined the Army a couple months after we officially
announced that we were together. We had a long distance
relationship the rest of the time.

I was raised by my mom and dad, who divorced when I was a
senior in high school. I started out living with my dad,
but soon switched to living one week with my mom, the next
with my dad...and so on. I have a little brother. Well, he
isn't little any more. He is going to turn 19 in september.
We had the typical brother/sister relationship...until our
parents split. Then we barely saw each other. Between high
school, cosmetology school (which I later dropped out of),
working and planning my wedding...I only saw him a few
minutes a week. But such is life.

Okay, got that part out of the way, let's talk about
marriage. Yes, I married young...and I am very proud of
that. I was 19, and my husband Jeremy was 20. My husband is
almost 22 now (dec. 16th), and is still in the Army. He is
enlisted. For those who don't know army talk...it basically
means that he gets paid very crappily. My husband is an E4.
An E4 is lower than a SGT, but higher than a private. His
enlistment is up November of next year. But he is going
to...or atleast this week he says he is going to..reenlist.
He is going to put in for a different MOS (job). Right now
he is a spanish linguist and HATES it. Not to mention that
with the MOS he has now, it will take him forever to make
SGT (E5). He already went to the promotion board, now he is
just waiting on his points so he can go to PLDC (don't know
what this stands for, but it is where soldiers go to get
trained to be NCO's). Right now we (and I say we because I
am here with him) are stationed in the middle of the Mojave
desert in California at Fort Irwin. For those of you who
have visited this place, I am so sorry. My heart goes out
to you. LOL.

Anyways, got off the topic. Yes, we married young. But with
all the odds stacked up against us, we are sticking through
it. I am not saying that marriage is all hard...there are
some wonderful aspects to it. But it isn't sex, sex,
sex...it does take a lot of work. Especially when you are
married in the military. We are going on our 2nd year of
marriage. That may not sound like a long time, and honestly
it doesn't feel like it has been that long, but there were
people saying we wouldn't last 6 months. We proved them
wrong I love my husband very very very much. More than
words could ever describe. Sometimes "I love you" just
feels so empty compared to what I feel inside. That may not
make sense, but it does to me.

Jeremy was raised by his 2 parents, who are still together.
His dad was also in the army, so that means Jeremy is an
Army brat. Jeremy has an older brother, who also was in the
army but recently got out. His brother has a son who is
almost 6 years old. We are "Aunt Kim and Uncle geeerrrmey."
He can't quite spit out Jeremy yet, but he is getting
better at it.

Well I guess that is it for now. I have exhausted my
fingers. LOL