Military Memoirs: Navy wife & Mom
Contributed by Leslie Roberts
I was a Navy Brat. I learned from my mom how to be a Military Spouse. My biggest reward came several years after my husband retired. Our daughter also went into the Navy, so when her marriage broke up (her husband knew nothing about Navy life) and she was stationed on a ship and getting ready to go on deployment, we became the caregivers to her children. I was working full time and the retired Navy man became Mr. Mom.
One day after work I drove into the garage and my husband comes outside looking so overwhelmed I frantically asked “what’s wrong?” He just said to me “How did you do it all those years?” I cannot explain the feelings I had at that moment. Our Navy daughter is now a Chief going into her 19th year and re-upped for another 3 yrs. I am the proudest Navy wife and mom. I could not have a better life than the one I have.