August 6, 2009

1/21/09 University of Military Spousedom...

I am in my freshman years at the University of Military Spousedom (UMS). My (at the time, about-to-be) hubby enrolled me at UMS the moment he swore to “protect and defend the Constitution” over a year and a half ago during his commissioning.

I began attending my first class, Military Wife Life 101, the second I said “I do” and graduated from Pre-Military Prep School, and have steadily been making my way through the curriculum. The professors change from day to day, and pop quizzes and exams are to be expected on a regular basis, but I think I might be getting the hang of it!

Since Hubby chose my UMS degree in airplanes, (“That’s right, a Naval Aviator.” Top Gun anyone??) my short stint at the University of Military Spousedom has taken Hubby and me to Quantico, VA, Pensacola, FL, and Corpus Christi, TX, with another move in our near future.

After three moves in less than a year, I’ve become a quick study at UMS. I am a diligent note taker and wanted to share with everyone some of the course highlights so far.
  1. Always greet your hubby at the door with a smile and a kiss.
  2. If he’s late, it’s probably not his fault.
  3. Learn to enjoy each town/city/country the military sends you to.
  4. Be friendly to everyone you meet.
  5. If you ask three different people the same question, you will get three different answers.
  6. God is in charge of everything, including the military.
  7. Ignore the people that choose to be negative about everything.
  8. Be a good steward of the secure financial gifts God has blessed your family with.
  9. Always be flexible.
  10. Always be positive.

As a student of UMS, the constant testing can be a little daunting, but they have a strict “open Book” policy. In this one Book, you’ll find every answer you’ll ever need as a student. The book even comes with a personal Tutor and Advisor.

I am loving my time at UMS. It is not for the fainthearted or timid. It takes power, self-discipline, faith, hope, and love (2 Timothy 1:7, 1 Corinthians 13:13).

I am excited to be a part of Wives of Faith and look forward to sharing with you the humor and joy that I have discovered at the University of Military Spousedom.


  1. I love this post!!! I am volunteer with the base LINKS program. I was wondering, with your permission is I could share this my mentor managers and hopefully with the participants that come through our sessions.
    I found your site from the Military spouse magazine.

  2. Absolutely! Share away! Please use as the printed source. Thanks! :)

  3. I love your course highlights. I'm a new Marine Wife, (today's only day three) and I'm searching for all the advice I can get. :)


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