I have been with my husband, who is in the army, for seven years but this is my first experience of true military life. Before we were married we bought a house together and I was fortunate enough to be able to stay in our house whilst my husband commuted. Over the last three years we have had two beautiful girls one of which was born only two months before he was due to deploy to Afghanistan. Left with two young children has been and still is a very challenging time and although I am lucky to have a great bunch of military wives around me it has still been a struggle. I love to sing and joined Disforth choir just before my husband deployed. I love it so much. I find the weekends especially hard and having choir practice on a Sunday really gives me something to look forward to and something that I do once a week for me. I can take the children along and the girls at the choir all enjoy a cuddle with my three month old which frees me up to concentrate on singing. The Sunday choir practice following my husband deploying I spent the whole session crying but I was amongst a group of women who understood what I was going through and that really helped. I am so pleased and luckythat I am part of such a brilliant choir.
Disforth Military Wives Choir