I knew that this day was coming and I thought I was prepared for this. But reality is harder than I thought it would be. My husband is leaving the Air Force.
Positives: No more deployments
Closer to family
Able to finish school at the school I wanted
Going to school with the husband again
Negatives: No more security- money, health, home
Loss of independence
Leaving the greatest friends I have met ever
No time for the break I need
Stress of having to pack our house and move it all
3 bedroom house to a one room living space with the in-laws (their okay)
I will say the same thing I said when we joined the military: I support him no matter what. I never thought 5 years ago that I would be a military wife. And I never thought 2 years ago that I wouldn't be a military wife anymore. I really do like this life (other than the horrible separations that are part of life in the military). However, he does not seem to feel the same.
With that said, looks like life is changing for us.