Today is a special day set aside to honor those amazing military spouses (past and present) who sacrifice so much alongside their service member. Over the last 5 years as a military spouse I have had the privilege to meet and form friendships with some of the most amazing fellow spouses. Those relationships have helped guide me through this life and have helped me in so many ways. I am constantly awed by the strength, determination and resilience of military spouses. We are all unique in our own ways and we don't let this life define us we let it enhance us.
We are often told that "we knew what we were getting into", while yes that statement may be true we still struggle and it's still not a bed of roses everyday. We are the ones left behind to deal with day to day life when our service member is away. We put on a smile when we really want to cry. We make sure that everything is taken care so our service member doesn't have to worry about it even when they aren't away.
While there are a few spouses that just want the accolades from days like this but that isn't the case for the majority. We are part of this lifestyle because we love our service member and we support their decision to serve this great country. However, it is nice to be thought of and thanked for the sacrifices that we make. I am 110% proud to be a military spouse and thankful for this crazy life!
To all of my fellow military spouses, THANK YOU! I have learned something from each of you and I'm so grateful for that. Thank you for the friendships and for the amazing job you do!