Signing into Blogger, the first thing it asks is for your blog's name. I started playing with ideas that were in my head...
- Hockeywife (taken)
- ImarriedahockeyplayerandnowIamstuckathomewithtwokidswhilehetravels (I am not sure if that is taken, but probably not the best blog name!)
Anyhow..after trial and error, I decided Hockeywifetales (Tales of a Hockey Wife) would be a good name. So I set up email, a blog, Blogfrog, etc, etc. I was now The Hockey Wife! However....soon I discovered I was not the only Hockey Wife out there blogging. There actually are quite a few bloggers out there, sharing their experiences as they navigate through a life that revolves around hockey. (Please see links below).
Immediately I began to
I read their posts about living in Europe, and I long for the days when my husband and I were able to travel at a moment's notice. I read about trades, and I am reminded of the shock the first time my (then boyfriend) was traded to a new city. I read about leaving school to follow your heart, and I think of the last year of college I still have not completed! I read about lost careers, and although I am so lucky to stay at home with my children, I think about the seniority I would have had with the airline by now.
Through the gripes, and through the frustration, I also recognize a devotion that few women would really understand. It is a devotion that means leaving family and friends behind, while spending many evenings home alone. It is a devotion that is wrapped around your husband's career...even if it means losing your own. It is that devotion, no matter how hard the day-to-day frustrations get, that we still wouldn't trade it for the world.
My hope, just as when I read these blogs and look back at my life when I was a girlfriend, or planning a wedding around possible play-offs and NHL drafts, or starting a family...They too will read my blog as a chance to look into a crystal ball. With time it might get harder...and yes, you will survive!!
So check out these blogs (click on the picture) and see what it takes to be a Hockey Wife!
Thank you ladies for opening your blogging arms and letting me share my hockey tales along side you!!
IF I LEFT OFF ANY BLOGS ABOUT LIVING AS A HOCKEY WIFE, PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR AN ADD!!