Well, kind of since The Husband is still in student status. But he is with a tilt-rotor squadron now for on the job training.
It's SO strange. I'm used to being an infantry wife and now I have to learn all these new things about the air wing. Oh changes. They're so fun.
I still feel pretty connected to The Husband's old unit, though. Over the last four years, I've gotten to know the wives and other Marines in it. They're gearing up for a deployment to Afghanistan and I find myself still getting a little nervous about it. I know my husband isn't going, but our Marine friends are and my wife-friends are sending their husbands off. I understand, now, that whole "sisterhood" and "brotherhood" thing I've heard about.
As shallow as it sounds, I was excited that The Husband wouldn't be deploying (who wouldn't be?) and that I wouldn't have to worry about it.
Oh, how wrong I was. I'm still worried about it. And I'm sad that my friends will have an even more intense worry.
But I guess that's part of the reason why I like this lifestyle. No matter where I go, I have friends. Friends that understand and friends that can empathize with me. Friends that I can stop talking to for a few months and pick up right where we left off.
I'm glad we're still in it, even if it's in a different way.