Monday, March 28, 2011

Calling All Mil Spouses...What Does Military Life Mean to You?

The other day I was thinking about how funny it is that I rarely think about my life as a military spouse when my husband is around.  But when he's gone, it seems to be all I can think about. 
 
 
Then I started thinking about military life in general.  How is it different than civilian life?  How would I describe my lifestyle to someone who had never experienced it before?  If I had to sum up life as a military family in 30 words or fewer, which words would I use?
 
 
As I was pondering the meaning of military life, Big C handed me an acrostic poem he had written at school about spring.  You remember those poems.  You did them in elementary school with your name written vertically and each letter started off a word that describes you.  Well, I thought it would be fun to do an acrostic to describe military life using each letter of the military alphabet.  I'd call it
 
Military Life from Alpha To Zulu
 
Great idea right?  Great...until I realized how difficult it was.  When I finally gave up and emailed it to a friend so she could add to it, I realized how fun it would be to have not just her help, but all of yours as well. 
 
 
So, if you're a mil spouse (or any other kind of significant other), I'm asking for your help!  All you need to do is copy and paste the military alphabet below, add your words to it, post it on your blog next Monday, and link up with me.  (I'm giving you a week to think about it because it's not as easy as it sounds!)  The words can be ANYTHING that describes military life: acronyms, emotions, occasions, vocabulary, etc.  To give you an example, for Delta (the letter D), I wrote Deployments, Dog tags, and Duty stations. 
 
 
Care to join me?
 
 
Leave a comment letting me know if you're interested in participating.  I'm planning on compiling everyone's lists into one master list and making it a tab on my blog,  It will also include links to all the bloggers who contributed.
 
 
So get creative!  Make your own Military Life from Alpha to Zulu list and meet me back here next Monday!
 
Here's the military alphabet...
 
Alpha
Bravo
Charlie
Delta
Echo
Foxtrot
Golf
Hotel
India
Juliet
Kilo
Lima
Mike
November
Oscar
Papa
Quebec
Romeo
Sierra
Tango

Uniform
Victor
Whiskey
X-Ray
Yankee
Zulu

24 comments:

  1. I absolutely love the idea! I might try to collaborate with some friends to get ideas! But I'll be back next Monday to share! :D

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  2. I love this idea! Time to get the creative wheels turning...

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  3. i will join in and post next monday :) cant wait to see what everyone else writes!

    hope youre having a great day! best wishes from england, KirstieJayy x

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  4. I did one! I'll email it to you!

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  5. Oooh, that's quite a challenge! I'm in... we'll see how this goes!

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  6. I'm interested in participating! Should be fun to write, and great to read what everyone contributes! :)

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  7. I'm in! :-)

    http://explosiveeodtechswifelife.blogspot.com/

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  8. What a great idea! Although I'm sure it will be harder than it sounds. I'd love to do. See you next Monday!

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  9. What a creative idea! Count me in :)

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  10. Sounds fun! Count me in:)

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  11. This is a great idea! I'm going to participate and link back here!!

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  12. Oh, this sounds like a fun challenge! I'm in :)

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  13. This seems like alot of fun! Might take some time...but definitely up for the challenge!

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  14. I love it! Working on it now!

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  15. I LOVE this! Count me in ;)

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  16. i think it's a great idea! i'm in!

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  17. working on it now. woo this will take all week.

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  18. smart idea! i'll surely struggle on x and z, but i'll give it a shot. ;)

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  19. I have a feeling this will be tough... I'll brainstorm this weekend for ideas!

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  20. Ugh! Why didn't I see this before the night before it was due? Seriously....I would've done it...but looking at all those words scares my brain power right now! Ugh...I wish I saw this post before now. I'm so bummed! I look forward to reading everyone's words tomorrow!

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