Brandee Leon is a blogger and a writer whose work mainly focuses on Russia and her former republics. As a former Navy spouse, she is a civilian who has been on the inside. Having traveled much of the United States, she currently lives in beautiful Newport, Rhode Island.
I recently read an article on military spouses calling for the end of spouse bashing. The piece, published here on Task & Purpose, was refreshing as it offered an alternative perspective from the usual beat down military wives receive in the media. The author instead put these spouses on a pedestal, glorifying them into an almost saint-like position. But here’s the thing: military wives cover both ends of the spectrum. I know. I was one.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.