Saturday, November 7, 2015

Military Family Appreciation Month! And Give-Away!

True story: A sour faced woman once told me that military wives, and families, should never complain about the 'military life' because they knew what they were getting themselves into.

I'm pretty sure I heard everyone reading this say 'Oh no she didn't,' while waiving a hand in the air, especially if you're a military family member. I resist the urge to dismantle this particular woman's argument on this blog post, however, one word from her soap box message stood out to me in a positive way: complain.

So, I smiled and made sure steam wasn't coming from my ears, said a prayer, and responded. "Most military families don't complain. In fact, they're the strongest people I know. They carry on when life gets hard, and don't quit."

That shut her up. :)

In my mind, I see the faces of my military friends, and family. We've laughed, cried, shared meals together, and helped one another when in need.  And while I love my 'civilian' friends dearly, there's a bond amongst the military that simply cannot be ignored, only appreciated, and honored.

November is Military Family Appreciation Month, and I'm excited to honor you and your family!

Thank you for the sacrifices you make for this nation. Thank you for the sacrifices you make for your spouse's career, often putting your own dreams on hold for the bigger picture.

Thank you for going where you're ordered. It's not easy moving duty station to duty station at a moments notice, or even if you have months to prepare. Packing, planning, deciding to live on base or off, locating schools, church shopping, and finding new friends takes time, prayer, and a lot of perseverance.

Oh, and you have perseverance. The military family knows all about persevering. Deployments, last minute order changes, late nights, unexpected TDY, continuing with family schedules even if a little one comes down with a cold. They persevere through it all, while help taking care of each other.

The military family also understands the value of family, and friendship, knowing all to well the fragility of life. With this in mind, many use their days off and leave time to visit relatives, forsaking family vacations of their own. They celebrate life with each military gathering, mandatory fun event (lol), FRG (Family Readiness Group) meeting, and ball.

So here's to you, Military Family! We pray for you! We love you! We appreciate you! Keep at it, and don't give up!

It's my pleasure to offer this prize give-away to one military family! If you're a military family enter to win. Anyone not affiliated with the military, please share this post with military friends and family. Yes, non-military folk may enter to win, but I do ask that in the event you win, please gift this prize to a military family.

Prize Includes;
  • $5 Starbucks Gift Card
  • Stress Away Bath Soak
  • Free eBook Code for The Wounded Warrior's Wife
  • Prayers for our Nation booklet
  • 365 Devotions from America
  • Notebook
  • Popcorn & Movie for a Family Night!


  1. Wonderful post. I have some good friends that are military spouses and they have my admiration and appreciation.

    1. Thanks, Ann!! I'm so glad you stopped by!!! I know your military spouse friends would enjoy this prize!