The Friday before Mother's Day.
Military Spouse Appreciation Day.
Since 1984, our nation has taken this day to recognize military spouses. "It was created by President Ronald Reagan, who wanted to raise awareness about just how much spousal commitment helps military personnel get through the worst of times, as well as celebrate the immense love these husbands and wives have for each other that makes this commitment possible." Source.
Today I am celebrating my friends in this journey. The countless military spouses I have ran across in my 5 years as a military spouse. The bloggers that have virtually connected with me to provide support when needed most. To say this is an amazing and special group to be a part of, is an understatement.
Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day!
This also marks my second year of hosting the Military Spouse Appreciation Day link-up. This year Jen is helping me host and it is EASY to join us. Just answer these questions.. and then add your link!
//Tell us about yourself and your blog.
//What branch of military are you affiliated with?
//What is one thing you enjoy about the military lifestyle?
//What advice would you give other spouses who are new?
//One thing I love about the military lifestyle is the small close knit community that is formed by service members and their spouses worldwide. It is hard to move all of the time, but also fun. And getting to meet so many people you may not otherwise meet (my best friend here in Georgia is originally from Massachusetts and our paths never would have crossed if it were not for the Army!), is something truly amazing.
//The best advice I can give is to GET INVOLVED. You will hate always moving and never making friends if you don't put yourself out there. I see so many spouses that have a rough go at it but they never volunteer on post or attend functions designed for meeting other people. It is hard, but it is what you make of it.
Now it's your turn...