Friday, May 10, 2013

Military Spouse Appreciation Day

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!

30 comments:

  1. Thank you for your sacrifices. I thought about you and other military spouses as I packed up my dorm room yesterday: I have no idea how you move so often! Moving out of a dorm is hard enough!

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  2. you are appreciated everyday day and you are going to be an awesome FRG leader!

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  3. I am in awe of all that you do as a military spouse! Thank you! Thank all of you!

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  4. I think you're a fabulous mil spouse! Happy Appreciation Day to you! Thanks for all that you do and being an awesome friend

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  5. Happy Appreciation Day to you! Thanks to you and your husband for your sacrifice!

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  6. Awh, yes thank YOU! You're so sweet! & thanks to your husband and all of the others in our military! xoxo

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  7. My son's wife is a military spouse and I appreciate her every single day. It's not always an easy spot to fill.

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  8. Oh and Happy Spouse's Appreciate Day to you!

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  9. Thank you Jen. Hope you have a wonderful day!

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  10. Happy military spouse appreciation day to you! And thank YOU!!! :-)

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  11. Well said! Thank you to you as well!

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  12. Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day!

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  13. Thank you, Jen! Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day!

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  14. Happy MilSpouse Appreciation Day! You are such a great support to your husband and the entire unit!!

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  15. Thank YOU for all the sacrifices you and your husband make!!! You are appreciated so much!

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  16. Thank YOU Jen, you are amazing and I appreciate you so much!!

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  17. Yay to you, Jen. And all of your fellow military spouses! The sacrifices that you make are many and deserve great acknowledgment!

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    1. You are so sweet, Rachel! Thank you! Hugs!

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  18. I have so much respect for military spouses. You make so many sacrifices that people don't think of.

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  19. Thank you for ALL you do! And thank you for such a sweet post!

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  20. Happy Spouse Appreciation Day to you!!! Your post was so accurate! We definitely have an idea of what we are getting ourselves into but at the end of the day, we just fall in love and make the most of what comes next! Thanks for all you do. You are going to be an amazing FRG leader!

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  21. I think the sacrifice that every family make for a member of that family to be a part of any military service, is so huge and not something that is appreciated enough! Happy spouse appreciation day to you and all your fellow family members out there!

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  22. I hope that you had a great day! I always appreciate the sacrifices (we as) military spouses make.

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  23. You are a strong and powerful woman, and you deserve a day that the world says 'thanks'!

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  24. Thank you Jen! You are one of the most amazing military spouses I have ever known. I find myself learning from you all the time. I hope one day to be as strong and patient (and organized!) as you. :)

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Love hearing from you!! :)