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 they thrive during deployment, and they answered.
We thrive during deployment by connecting with each other, with family members, with the community, etc. This deployment my biggest connections have been made through my blog, which led me to countless other military spouse blogger friends, some of whom are going through deployments right now, too. Many of these new friends are also mommies, so this has really helped us to lean on each other and be better moms to our military kids, and better wives to our deployed husbands.
~Gaile, U.S. Marine Corp Reserves Spouse
We’ve successfully thrived through 4 deployments in 3 years and are now preparing for our 5th in 4 years. We thrive by keeping the communication alive. We both have bibles, skype, instant messenger, cell phones and laptops. We also pray together every day for his command, the troops, and the family and friends of the troops, that God would keep us all in His protection. I think it’s important for us to prepare the horses for battle so that God gets all the glory!
~Amanda, U.S. Navy Spouse
With 10 years in the service, my husband is the only reason I thrive. I am so proud of his service and dedication of service. His dedication to his country is so powerful that it makes our entire family thrive and make each day pass quickly. He gives himself each day to protect us, and it is my job to give myself in is name for my family
~Cheryl, U.S. Airforce Spouse
I would say that I don’t tend to thrive, I survive! I tend to get very ill; it’s more like one foot in front of the other and a lot of prayer. Kindness of neighbors and my parents helped a lot.
~Amy, U.S. Army Spouse
How do you thrive living the military life? Send an email to email@example.com, and you may be featured on the next “How We Thrive.”
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