11 GENERAL ORDERS
11 GENERAL ORDERS FOR AN MILIARTY SPOUSE WHO`S LOVED ONE IS DEPLOYING.
Stand quietly when told your soldier is leaving.
Pray quietly for you loved one to receive rear detachment orders. If it does not come through it hurts them even more.
Do not lash out in anger at the military in front of you spouse. It will hurt them even if they agree.
Think before you speak. You never know when your words to you soldier might be your last.
Smile for your children, for it is you that they look to for guidance.
Educate yourself. It makes things easier
Reach out to other wives who need help. You have probably been in their shoes.
Have patience with all family who ask the questions you push out of your mind to cope. They do not know better.
Do not be hard on yourself when you realize you prayed it wouldn't be your soldier who died. You were not the only one.
Show and speak of love so that you will have fewer "I wish I had." tears.
Have Faith in your soldier they are doing the best they can with what they have.