To be honored.
To be praised.
To be acknowledged.
Our service members are the heroes of our nation. They go out and do the unthinkable to make this country the land of the free. The home of the brave. They work endless hours, spend countless days away from home and go out knowing that they may never come home. I firmly believe there is no greater honor than knowing one of these individuals.
Their spouse is without a doubt their biggest fan. The one who mans the home front, raises the children, takes care of the house... the one that does what needs to be done to just keep going. The one who stands with pride during the National Anthem, homecomings, promotions and more. The one who empties the uniform pockets before washing, pins on a new rank, waits anxiously for that end of a long road hug. The back home hero for putting one foot in front of the other when the road gets bumpy and the travels are unknown.
It truly takes a unique and special woman to be a military spouse. I am so thankful to be able to call these women my friends, my acquaintances, my sisters.
Today I celebrate you.
Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day!
Being an Army wife is only part of my identity though. I am also a fur-mama. I have 2 beautiful dogs--Piston, a rambunctious 3 year old boxer and Klutch, an almost one year old [we think] pit/lab mix puppy [fun fact.. our dogs are named after car parts!]. I run my own design company for small businesses. Amanda Dawn Designs. I am 18 weeks away from finishing my Bachelor's degree for multimedia design and development.. aka graphic design. I read sometimes. I craft sometimes. We own a boat, so sometimes I even fish.
So kick up your feet, and stay awhile.
Oh. And don't forget to celebrate YOU today.