Written by Angela Caban,
Military service members make sacrifices each day for our freedom and military families constantly make sacrifices, too. As families learn to bravely handle the many challenges that deployment and the military life bring, others are in awe at just how strong one can be out of nowhere. Where does this strength come from you may ask? There are all many different ways in which families learn to thrive in this lifestyle. This month, I asked reader’s how the military has benefited them and their families, and they answered.
I can’t answer this better than just coming out and saying it, values. The military has given my entire family a set of values to live their lives by. I really don’t think the civilian life would have offered us the same. We are one proud military family and wouldn’t change a thing!
~Maritza P. U.S. Army Spouse
Every time I hear this question asked I get so anxious to answer it. The military has provided us with a whole new perspective on life. We look at life much differently, never take anything for granted and are extremely grateful for what we have. We couldn’t have asked for a better life.
~Amanda Z. U.S. Army Spouse
Strength and courage. Without the military I would have not been able to get through half of the things I have been through. Because of separations and deployments, I have become stronger. Yes it’s hard, but my family and I know value the little things in life. A feeling that is indescribably, but most military families know exactly what I mean.
~Nicole Sue L. U.S. Air Force Spouse
Besides the absolute pride I have of knowing my husband serves this country, the military provides us with endless opportunities each day. I have graduated with my Master’s this past summer, which is something we would have never been able to afford. But thanks to the GI bill transfer, my dream became a reality! The military also provides me and my family with a safety net for our family’s future. We are very lucky to serve.
~Vanessa C. U.S. Navy Spouse
How have you or your family benefited from the military, share with us online at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Homefront-United-Network/154757291220328?v=wall
For more on Angela Caban, visit her website at www.angelacaban.com.
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