Here's how our military family got a free Christmas tree during deployment I didn't want to celebrate Christmas without a Christmas tree. But this year, I didn't buy a tree. It was mainly because my husband was deployed. But also because... our base offered free...
The Holidays we ARE Together: Sure, we have celebrated way too many holidays in separate time zones. But the times my husband is home are times I really treasure. We make an extra effort to spend time together, create family memories, and establish traditions… because we have to make each celebration count for the next year too.
Over the years, we have adapted to all the challenges, and have learned an important lesson about celebrating holidays: the military IS your family. So no matter where you find yourself this year, here are some creative ways to adapt and have a great time with your military family.
The effects of September 11 hit home a few weeks later, when my boyfriend went off to Boot Camp. I watched my boyfriend prepare for war. I watched our country declare war. I stood by and supported him as a girlfriend, then his wife, while he fought on the front lines of that war. Again. And again, and again. It is a war that we continue to fight today.
When Dad is deployed on Father’s Day, you can still celebrate with these adjustments that make it a special day for dad and the kids.
May is the month to honor the military, with Armed Services Day on the 3rd Saturday and Memorial Day on the 4th Monday. There is also a holiday honoring Military Spouses-- Milspouse Appreciation Day is the 1st Friday of the month. This guest post by milspouse Jennifer...
Military Spouse Appreciation Day honors the strength, sacrifices, and the adaptability of military spouses!
Service and sacrifice are built into military life, so Christian military spouses are uniquely equipped to deal with the stress and challenge of the COVID-19 restrictions.
There are a million reasons for military spouses to dislike Valentine’s Day. Often, this holiday is simply a reminder that we are separated from the ones we love. If all the posts about love in the air are starting to get to you, here’s what you can do about it.
If you feel caught in the repetitious cycle of military life, then you might have something to learn from the Groundhog Day movie.