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A Military Wife: Sarah Ruth Today

By Jul 31, 2011May 12th, 201299 Comments

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You won’t find a more supportive military wife than Sarah at Sarah Ruth Today! She held down the fort while her husband served in Afghanistan and continues to roll with the ups and downs that come with military life. Read more about how she copes and how blogging has helped her.

What inspired you to start blogging?

I started blogging before blogging was cool! Of course back then all I wrote about was drama, drama, drama! I WAS only 15! Then it became a way to keep in contact with friends and family. Now, it’s a way to keep my sanity in place. Despite my lack of posts lately, blogging is very important to me. Thankfully, my husband understands!

You say your blog is about the ups and downs of your roller coaster life…where is the roller coaster right now?

Honestly, my roller coaster has been low for a while. It started with my husband being deployed to Afghanistan, then kept going with the death of both my grandparents. I’m trying to stay positive right now, but it can be extremely difficult. I am blessed to have a wonderful husband, family, and friends who are all very supportive.

What can readers expect to find when visiting your blog for the first time?

They are going to see a bunch of patriotic stuff! I like to write about being a military spouse. Plus, I’m just dang PROUD to be an American! They’ll find some recipes, funny stories, and lots of pictures. And they’ll find honesty. I tell it how it is. If I’m mad, I say I’m mad. If I’m giddy, I say I’m giddy! I’m an open book.

Being married to a soldier can’t be easy! What is the hardest part about adapting to that lifestyle?

The uncertainty!! Right now we’re going through the unknowns of “Are we moving next month or staying here?” “Is he retiring next year or staying in longer?” It’s so frustrating. I’m a planner. I have lists and schedules for EVERYTHING. But the Army hates that. I’m having to learn to be patient (which I hate) and to have faith that God will work everything out the right way.

What advice can you offer men and women who have spouses in the military?

LOVE your spouse. Be supportive. Encourage them when they are down, rejoice with them when they are happy. Remember that they love what they do and they are proud of it, so you might as well be proud too! Remember that communication is key, but they may not understand how to communicate with you. They are in the military, ya know. Also, Learn the acronyms! If they start spouting off ACUs, PCS, PX, CO, AAFES, FRG, MP, JAG, etc, you might want to know what those mean! It can get really confusing otherwise! (In order they mean: Army Combat Uniform, Permanent Change of Station, Commanding Officer, Army & Air Force Exchange Service, Family Readiness Group, Military Police, and Judge Advocate General.)

Other popular posts from Sarah Ruth Today:

Missing Grandparents: “Together they were the best example of a loving marriage.”
My Dream Wedding: “With only 4 months to plan, we had to move quickly.”
Once Upon A Time: “We first met in a chat room. We were both bored. That’s probably an understatement.”

99 Comments

  • Jen-MamaZen says:

    I am not a military wife but I escaped it by only months! My husband was injured just as we were to be stationed and the rest is history. Many of our friends are still living the life and I hurt for them everytime something unexpected happends or there is another deplyment. I have a specaial place in my heart for the life that I almost lived. I wish you all the best!

  • mangiabella says:

    the enthusiasm is contagious and i already feel patriotic just looking at the pics!!!

  • Kim says:

    My husband is deployed right now and I find reading military blogs by spouses very supportive and helpful!

  • Happy SITS day, Sarah Ruth! As a military wife, I can’t wait to check out your blog!

  • Trish says:

    I love that she started blogging at 15! Can’t wait to check out the blog.

  • Dana says:

    I loved checking out her blog. I love that she is a military wife and is proud of it!

    dana

  • Sarah Ruth says:

    Today has been the BEST day! Thank you to everyone for the sweet comments and the support! I love you ALL!

  • Cristina says:

    Wow, that would be difficult. It’s like a long distance marriage.

  • Carrie says:

    Wow, inspiring! Keep up the good work!

  • I am amazed at her strength

  • Leah Rubin says:

    I’m very proud of her– we have a military wife in our family, too. Their strength is SO amazing!

  • Jamie says:

    I have been a fan of military wives’ blogs for years now. I feel a connection with them, because we live similar lives. Welcome to SITS, Sarah!

  • Patty says:

    I love all your homecoming pics on your blog! What happiness πŸ™‚

  • Patty says:

    Heading over right now. My sister is in Ft. Hood right now while her hubby is in Iraq.
    She does tell me about how difficult life can be but how she keeps her strength up by prayer.
    Kudos to you and your husband.

  • Krystina says:

    I can’t even begin to express how much respect I have for women like this! Rock on girl!! I can’t wait to check out your blog!! πŸ™‚

  • Emily says:

    My dad is in the millitary, and I actually remembered what some of the acronyms meant πŸ™‚

  • Adrienne says:

    Great idea – Love how positive you are about supporting your spouse. So many couples can be so negative toward each other. Have to stick together!

  • Awesome, awesome blog!

  • Jamie G says:

    Love your blog! It is also refreshing to see people PRO America! I feel like we’re bombarded with negative things about our country and we don’t celebrate what a blessing it is to live in this country, too!

    I also love your advice to military wives! My husband is not in the military, but he’s also in a heroic job that is dangerous. I think being proud of what they do and loving them unconditionally is great advice, even for non-military people.

    Awesome! Keep writing, because I look forward to reading it!

  • MJ Scott says:

    What an awesome blog.

  • So sorry to hear about your grandparents πŸ™‚ Hope you are finding hope… and that your SITS day brings lots of encouragement!

  • As a former AF Captain, I applaud you for who you are and what you do. The military is finding that PTSD is often triggered when the emotional stresses of back home are brought to the soldiers in the field. It is a difficult task to man the home front and deal with all the emotional issues that go along with that, and then being supportive of your soldier while they are away. My hat is off to you! Thank you.. .

  • I have so much respect for military wives – I would really struggle to wave my husband off to theatre. I’m so lucky that my man got “doing dangerous stuff” out of his system before I met him!

  • Deidre says:

    Wow, such a lot to take in, can’t wait to check out her blog!

  • Broot says:

    Happy Tuesday everyone! πŸ™‚

  • My appreciation of Military Wifes/families goes VERY DEEP. Recently Surprise Homecoming with Billy Ray Cyrus has aired on TLC and my husband (army vet) and I watch it and cry our eyes out. Mostly because our brother will never have a homecoming, but also for the joy and appreciation we have for these people. Thank you Sarah Ruth for supporting and loving your husband. Thank you…Thank you…Thank you.

  • April says:

    As a military brat, I really admire military wives!

  • Bibi says:

    I have visited her blog few times in the past…..she’s such a sweet and strong girl…..so much love to give.

  • Congrats on your SIITS day! I love your advice for spouses – that’s true in all relationships, but ESPECIALLY with marriages where one of you is a service member!

  • OneMommy says:

    God bless all military families! Can’t wait to read your blog. Happy SITS day!

  • I grew up as an “Air Force Brat” so I can definitely sympathize with Sarah.

  • Eva Gallant says:

    I have to go browse this blog!

  • Morgan says:

    I adore her car! Awesome!

  • Michelle says:

    What an amazing woman! I read the story about meeting your husband, & I almost cried.

  • Alyce says:

    Heading over there now!

  • Alyce says:

    Looking forward to reading.

  • Neely says:

    I just dont know how you do it! Props to you πŸ™‚

  • Ashley says:

    I have so much respect for military wives. I just can’t imagine what it is they go through. Sarah sure is a terrific woman and such an inspiration!

  • Angie says:

    What an amazing woman. I can’t imagine having to deal with everything that she has. But, she sure writes about it all in an interesting way!

  • Always admire military families as it can be really tough at times!!

  • You are such a supportive military wife, i especially love your advice for other military couples, which i think is perfect for any couple.

  • Being a military wife is one of the hardest things in the world! Looking forward to reading her story..

  • I love all the pics! Thanks for sharing your hubby so that he can protect our country!

    Today’s the last day to enter the Shabby Apple Dress giveaway…winner picked at midnight.

  • Laura says:

    She has such a sweet love story – like a fairy tale love!

  • Linda says:

    Want to exercise with me? I’m posting weekly on easy parenting practices of encouraging kids daily. I”ll keep going for 6 more weeks and you are MORE THAN WELCOME to come on over and join me. πŸ™‚

  • I am so incredibly appreciative of all our soldiers and their families. The sacrifices they make for us are immense and we definitely do not do enough to support them. Thanks SITS for featuring Sarah Ruth!

  • Bless you and your family! I’m so thankful for our military families and the sacrifices they make to protect us and our freedoms.

  • Amanda says:

    Welcome to the week! Thanks for introducing her.

  • Lynne says:

    I appreciate women like her so much! I can’t wait to read her blog!