• Mariah

We Endure: as a Military Wife

Updated: Apr 26, 2018

Being a military wife was very new to me.

In fact, the military lifestyle was very new to me. I did not grow up in a military household, I only had a brother who deployed and served heroically for 20 years in the Army.

So when I married my husband, it was a new adventure for the both of us. We were both new at this. The expectation for our new military life was what we had seen in movies. We didn’t know what we were getting ourselves into.

One of the hardest things is the lack of stability.

I especially struggled with my career overseas. It’s hard to have a steady career when moving to the next place is just around the corner. It was so difficult to find a job when we were overseas I threw my hands up and settled for the only company that interviewed me and offered me less than half of what I should be paid for my degree. I honestly began to doubt myself in a lot of ways. It was a horrible feeling of being in so much debt and feeling useless. A lot of unnecessary things came to mind.

But it’s funny how God works through us.

One of my co-workers at this new job had just been transferred to our store and was struggling with her self-purpose, going through financial trouble and had been cheated on by her boyfriend. She transferred to our store because she was moving back in with her parents. We became friends and God used our situations to help one another.

It is amazing how my perspective changed so much when she came into the picture.

In short, I realized why no other job opportunities came up. I know that God purposely put her in my life on purpose. Even though there is continued instability in my life through the military, each place we move to has different challenges. It’s hard to have that constantly in my life but I’ve realized that I have to trust God in every situation.

- Katherine

Each of our guest authors has submitted their own writing in order to share their story. The Sunkissed Peach is committed to creating a community in which people can be open and share honestly, in all walks of life. If you are triggered by any of these stories, I ask that you reach out to a mental health professional or counselor. If you relate or have had a similar experience, please feel free to comment and interact with the author.



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