What have I learned about being a chaplain’s wife? Well, first and foremost, I’m still just trying to learn to be a wife. There is a ton to learn and so much I will continue to learn the longer we are married. Secondly, I’m still trying to learn my husband’s job, what he does on a day-to-day basis to minister to his unit. Thirdly, I’m trying to learn my place in the Army.
A little about me, I love cats, video games, Star Wars, and writing. I used to be a fun lovin’ single gal about town (I exaggerate here). However, after being content that God had called me to remain single, I never believed I’d meet such an amazing guy, on eHarmony of all places! This may sound crazy, but I knew I would marry him after the second date! We married December 21, 2013 in a whirlwind marriage and honeymoon.
First, I am learning everyday what it takes to be a wife. I pray daily I will be a godly wife that has my Heavenly Father as the center of our family. That is the most important thing, God being the center of any family no matter how small. There is a lot to learn when it comes to being a wife, and I am learning it is not an easy job!
Secondly, the Army seems to me, to be a complicated system of codes and rules. I am slowly learning what the endless Army lingo means. I tell you, they don’t call a store a store, but a PX (Post Exchange), crazy! On a more serious note, I am learning what struggles my husband deals with on a daily basis. All the stresses he carries and all the burdens that he cannot always share, even to me. One thing I have learned, is my husband will do whatever it takes to get to know each individual person in that unit. This of course, keeps him busy and away from home sometimes.
Thirdly, and to be honest, I’m still trying to figure out my place as an Army chaplain’s wife. Despite the short time I have been married, I feel that my place is to support my husband, pray for my husband, and be that steady rock my husband needs no matter how many times the Army moves us. Just like I said in my wedding vows, wherever the Army takes you, I’m going too!
I believe this is true for any wife, no matter what profession your husband is in. It is important for each wife to be a support for their husband, to pray for their husband, and to be that steady rock of encouragement. I’ve got a lot to learn, but God has blessed me with a wonderful godly man to share in that adventure!
Written By: Little Kristy