Who knew I would get such a cultural shock on entering the Army as a new bride and remember wondering out aloud in front of my husband (Major Sa’ab), “What the hell did I sign up for?” He reminded me that he did warn me about almost everything during many of those long phone conversations we had before marriage. And I silently cursed myself for not paying enough attention then. 😛
So there you go, this is the story behind a blog which describes the pride, anxiety, happiness, horror and annoying moments of an Indian Army officer’s wife. Life here takes a new turn as a lady enters the fauj as someone’s better half and this is a platform to share this bittersweet experience.
Feel free to share your own thoughts and stories, leave a comment if you like a particular post (leave one even if you don’t like it), and basically just sit back and enjoy! Oh and if there is something you wanna write about but are too lazy to start your own blog, then be my guest (er,.. guest blogger).
There’s also a new feature on the blog — the FAQ section. I keep getting mails from a lot of ladies (fauji wives and soon-to-be fauji wives) in which they ask me questions about Army life. Since I am no expert, I will post the questions and invite other Army Wives to answer it. Think of it as a slightly slow helpline. 😛
The first one is already up on the blog.
Write it up, mail it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with “A Curious Army Wife” in the subject line, and I would be happy to post it here with your name (or anonymous, if you prefer it that way).
The cover photo of this blog features two of our friends with whom we had great fun one fine evening trying out various poses for this amateur photoshoot. 🙂