Thursday, May 7, 2015

2015 Military Spouse Appreciation Day [Link-Up]

Friday May 8th.
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?


//My name is Amanda and I blog here at Somewhere Over the Camo.  My blog is a mish/mash of raising my sweet Grace, being a fur-mom to Piston and Rob's wife.  Rob has been in the Army for 6 years and we have been married for 5.  We've been to Fort Meade and now we are here at Fort Gordon.  But I am originally from Kansas - and will FOREVER be a Kansas Princess.  Rob just went Warrant in December and so we are awaiting orders to our new home.  Until then we are enjoying life in Georgia with some great friends and a busy calendar.

//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...



always,
amanda
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19 comments:

  1. I am so glad that I am co-hosting this with you! :) Can't wait to see all the submissions. Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day to you, I hope you know what an inspiration you are. :)

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  2. Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day to you.

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  3. Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day! Thank you for hosting this link up! I found your blog through Jen and am excited to follow along your adventures :) XO

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  4. I totally agree about getting involved! It makes such a big difference. Also, I'm from right next door- Missouri! But now live in Ohio... just moved from Colorado last year. Moving sure is fun! :-P

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  5. Haha I will forever be a Florida Gal too! You are a wonderful military spouse, and cheers to us!

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  6. Thanks for hosting! I just linked up!

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  7. Love this link-up! Thank you for hosting! I completely agree about getting involved! It is the easiest way to meet people and get plugged in to a new squadron quickly

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  8. Thanks for hosting, such a fun link up!

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  9. I love this link up! It's so nice getting to know you all! Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day :)

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  10. How cute is your family picture! So nice to meet you!

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  11. Thank you for hosting this link up! It's been awesome seeing everyone's stories :)

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  12. Thanks for hosting! That picture of the three of you is adorable. :)

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  13. Thanks for hosting this! I love reading other mil spouses blogs and now I have a bunch more to start reading!! And I completely agree with your advice, getting involved is key!!

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  14. I love all the friends we have met from all over as our paths cross through the military. It is a really special lifestyle!

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  15. Wish I would have known about this sooner! But loved reading and think you should take a trip across GA to come see me ;)

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  16. Hey Amanda; thanks for hosting the linkup!
    Also checking in for the #MilitarySpouseBlogHop (:

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  17. So nice to meet you. Love that sweet family picture. :) Thanks for linking up on the Military Spouse Blog Hop! - Kathryn @ Singing Through the Rain

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  18. Thanks so much for linking up with us too :) I love the advice to get involved. There are so many ways to do that too.

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