2017 Military Spouse Appreciation Day [Link-Up]

by - 12:04 AM

Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day, friends!

I am blessed to know so many wonderful spouses and even though my journey as a military spouse is over after 7 years... I am still so thankful to call so many of you friends and even family. So today... I am celebrating you all. Your strength, courage and determination is something to be appreciated.  Your friendship is something I am forever grateful for.. and don't even get me started on all the memories made over the last 7 years.

To celebrate today, Jen and I are once again hosting a Military Spouse Appreciation Day Link-Up for all you military related bloggers.  I am HONORED to host all of you this year.

To join us... just answer the following questions and add your link!  Don't forget to visit some new blogs and leave some comments for others!  For extra credit, use the hashtag #2017MilSpoDayLinkup on social media!

//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?
//Where have you been stationed?
//Do you work, go to school, volunteer, or stay home? 

//My name is Amanda.  I am a natural redhead that is addicted to Target, my new house and my family.  I mainly blog about that stuff these days... when I do.  Buying a house is for real time consuming y'all.  And when I'm not working on the house... we are always always busy.  But I would not have it any other way. We are near family and friends.  We are establishing ourselves in my favorite state ever, KANSAS.  And above all else, we are happy where life post-Army has taken us!

//My husband was a Warrant Officer in the United States Army.  After almost 9 years he medically separated this last January.

//I LOVED meeting new people from all over the nation and world.  I have friends from Massachusetts, Canada, Georgia, Minnesota.. just to name a few.  Our paths NEVER would have crossed had it not been for the military.

//Get out there.  I've said it before and I will say it again.  If you do not put yourself out there (whether it be a spouse club, unit functions or a group of spouses getting together) you will be very lonely.  And unfortunately you will have no one to blame but yourself.  It's hard.  Making friends as an adult is STUPID hard.  But it can be done.  Just not from your couch or behind your Facebook screen.

//I spent a year in Maryland while my husband was stationed at Fort Meade.  Then moved back to Kansas (my home!) while he spent a year in Kuwait.  Then we spent 3 years in Augusta, Georgia at Fort Gordon.  Our final duty station was Fort Campbell, Kentucky.  Also the worst.  I do miss getting to live places my Kansas loving self would not otherwise live though.  I experienced a lot of life outside these state lines.

//I currently stay home with our two beautiful baby girls.  I hope to get back into volunteering as they get into school and other activities.  I love volunteering and miss it.

Now it is YOUR turn.  Tell us about yourself and don't forget to add your link!

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  1. Happy forever Milso Day to you!

  2. Thank you for hosting this linkup! I agree with so many things you shared. We only have a short time before our own transition and I'm excited and nervous to see where it leads us!

  3. I'm so glad you were able to go back "home" after getting out! How incredible is that?! :)

  4. Happy MilSo Day!! Thanks to you & Jen for hosting!!

    1. Thank you!!!! And I am truly honored to do it!

  5. Sweet friend! Thank you so much for co-hosting this with me. You are an amazing example of a faithful and dedicated military spouse. I can't wait to meet you in person soon!! Happy Milso Day!

    1. Thanks lady! You know I am absolutely looking forward to meeting you and sweet E! Thanks of asking me to co-host with you. You are the best!

  6. Happy MilSo Day! Thanks so much for putting this link-up together and good luck with the house! My bestie just bought a house and I've been following along with the process so I know it's SO time consuming.

    1. It really is. We had a large home in Tennessee and then sold a lot of our stuff off when we downsized to a small townhouse in Kansas before buying. As a result, we have been starting over for the most part. So it is fun, expensive and so so time consuming! Also, thank you!

  7. Happy Military Spouse Day!! I'm sorry that Campbell was your least-favorite duty station-- as a Kentuckian I hate hearing when my home state isn't a great place to live! But that's SO awesome that you're in Kansas with your family again!!!

  8. Hope you had a great day, Amanda! Thanks for co-hosting with Jen ;) These link-ups are always fun!!

  9. I hope you had a wonderful day! Ugh yes, making friends can be hard. It's why I'd rather read.

  10. Thanks so much for hosting this linkup! It was so much fun to connect with other military spouses and to meet you! I am such an introvert, but being a military spouse has made me become more outgoing and push myself out of my comfort zone. If I didn't do that, I wouldn't have any friends here. It's one way that being a military spouse has made me stronger and better, I think!


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