I joined the choir when it was first formed in November 2011. At the time my husband was deployed overseas on a long operational tour. My third child was just two weeks old and my husband had missed his birth. At the same time my family were confronting an unexpected family illness, closely followed by the sudden and unexpected death of my Grandma, whom I was very close to.
Having three children to look after and my husband overseas, I had to stay strong for them. The choir gave me something positive to focus on at such a difficult time. The support I received from the girls and the joy I gained from singing helped get me through this.
I know I am lucky to have such a supportive husband who keeps me strong through the tough times. I also find my three children give me strength when he’s away. Through joining the choir I have gained a new group of friends in similar circumstances who really know what being a military wife is all about. On a personal level, it has also rekindled my joy of singing and increased my self-confidence.
Lympstone Military Wives Choir