Quite often I think about all the daily things that happen onbase that we as onpost residents have become so accustomed to , that it becomes the norm.
Yesterday I am laying here in my bed and I could hear the steady barrage of bullets being shot at the range not to far down the road. This isn’t the the first time I have heard this , in fact I think I have become quited used to it which is what made me think today…”how did I become used to this”?
I often wonder what a new wife must think while cleaning and going about her normal routine , she hears semi automatic weapons being fired as if we were in a war zone.
I have wondered how come I am deathly afraid of guns , but when our spouses deploy, the soldiers walk around with guns in front of our children and we think nothing of it.
I think about all the times I am driving and pass a dozen or so humvees in a convoy riding pass with a ½ dozen soldiers for each one, a scene that might frighten the average person but for a military spouse it’s all part of daily life.
What things have become the norm to you?
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