At Wife of a Sailor, she is hosting a “link-up” for Military Spouse Appreciation Day! Head over there to read her blog and find links to other fantastic military wives’ blogs.
I first want to give a shout-out and huge THANK YOU to military spouses today across all branches, and also to all those who are married to retired veterans. You are the vital glue of the military, and it is amazing to see all the wonderful ways in which you support your servicemembers. Your praises are left unsung much of the time, and your bravery and strength are oftentimes underestimated. Today is all about you, so take time to celebrate each other and your accomplishments! I cannot wait to join the ranks of “military wife” along with you.
So while I am not yet a spouse, I am on my way to becoming one next spring! Right now, however, I stand beside you all as a proud Army fiancee. The Warrior and I met online 3 years ago, and after just a few months of in-person dating, we knew that each other was “the one.” In December 2010 he proposed (on one knee and I said yes!), and last year he completed his first deployment, in Afghanistan. It was pretty rough at times, but it gave me a good taste of what military wives go through. He has been back for one year and is getting ready to be deployed again. While this tour of duty will be longer than the first one, I am looking forward to again keeping busy and accomplishing many important things such as paying off more student loans and PLANNING OUR WEDDING! We have much to look forward to and I will be counting the days until he gets back and we are married.
Happy Mil-Spouse Appreciation Day!