Military Spouse Appreciation Day is right around the corner. On this special day, I always thank the amazing military spouse friends I have made throughout this journey. I am so grateful for these women who have given so much of themselves for their country, and especially for the deep bonds we have formed going through military life together, always extending our understanding and support of one another.
As an Army National Guard spouse, I don’t have a close military community nearby, so I depend on networking and events to make friends and stay connected to the military world. One year, as I was getting ready to meet these new military spouse friends at a networking conference, each spouse took the time to create a military spouse appreciation care package for me. Because they knew I didn’t have the in-person support they had as active duty spouses, they wanted to show their appreciation to me as a spouse.
Who would have thought that meeting a group of military spouses at a conference one day would turn into years of close friendship?
Whether you are a spouse yourself, service member or civilian, when was the last time you thanked a military spouse? Military Spouse Appreciation Day is a perfect opportunity to thank your close milspouse friends, but to also make new spouse friends that perhaps you have not yet had the time to get to know.
This year, Military Spouse Appreciation Day is on May 12th. In honor of all military spouses out there on the homefront, thank you and Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day!
Here are 10 thoughtful ways to thank a military spouse:
How have you thanked a Military Spouse? Share with us in the comments below and on social by using #MilSpouseLove!
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About the blogger: Angela Caban is an Army National Guard spouse, freelance writer, published author and branding expert. In 2010, she founded the Homefront United Network, a military spouse and family support blog created to assist spouses who do not live near an installation, but also focusing on bridging the gap between National Guard, Reserve and Active Duty spouses. She has an extensive background in Human Resources and Communications, with her Bachelor’s in Business Administration and a Master’s in Human Resources. Angela resides in the beautiful Garden State of New Jersey with her husband and two children.
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