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Interview with Michy from Ocipura.com

Michy, who blogs at Ocipura.com, shares with us her life as an Army wife and a Christian and some of her varied interests–from food and recipes to psychology!

What topics do you write about on your blog?

I write about all sorts of things. My Christian faith, Avon, life as an Army wife, food and recipes, relationships… I’ve been known to even post about a simple do-it-yourself project, as well. I write about the things I’m interested in, the things I know about.

Share a favorite post of yours:

One of my favorite posts is entitled Don’t Stop Arguing, which is about my advice to couples to keep arguing, but do it right, because “A complete lack of arguments usually indicates a shallow relationship.”

Tell us a little bit about your military spouse journey.

My husband and I have been best friends for ten years, having met first in junior high. We did not start dating until after he had already been deployed to Iraq twice. When we started dating, he transferred to Fort Hood, which was closer to me, and we got married about a year later (October ’09)! As a new military spouse, it’s hard to come to terms with the fact that my husband has three years left on his contract, meaning that I’m sure to have to go through a deployment or two, if not more, with him. It will be a completely different experience for us now that we are married! As of now, he has been serving in the US Army for five years.

What are the best and most challenging parts of the Military Spouse Experience?

The challenge of the Army is to remain flexible. The Army is constantly changing its mind about schedules, plans, and everything else, and it’s a struggle to roll with the punches. As I wrote recently in my blog, my husband’s leave packet did not get approved until about a week before our wedding. Though we had payments put down on the wedding and honeymoon, we didn’t know for sure that he would be able to even show up until the day his packet finally got approved!

If someone you care about was about to marry a military servicemember, what one piece of advice would you give?

If one of my friends were on the verge of marrying into the military, I would advise them first, to be flexible, and second, to rely on God. There are many times that I’ve had to remind myself that the parts of being an Army wife that are too tough for me to handle are the parts that I need to let God handle. He can get me through what I don’t have the strength to get through on my own.