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Military Spouse Appreciation Day is just another excuse for military wives to ride on the coattails of their husband's careers and expect the world to bow down to them
I don’t need a special day to be appreciated for what my husband does. I’m just a spouse whose husband is in the military. No big deal. I’m no better than wives whose husbands have civilian jobs. It’s great that there is awareness to military families and the sacrifices we make for our husbands, however, we (“military spouses”) shouldn’t take this day or our husband’s careers to act high and mighty above others. Just appreciate every one, every wife, every spouse every day of the year regardless of careers.
Just so you know! ;)
Military Spouse Appreciation Day was not “invented” or “made” by a spouse. In fact - it was Former President Ronald Reagan who first made the day way back in 1984.
It isn’t something that some crazy MilSOs made up. It’s pretty legitimate. The Friday before every Mother’s Day is Military Spouse Appreciation Day and every year the President gives some sort of speech or proclamation for it.
So if you don’t like it - that’s quite okay, but don’t sit there and act like some spouse made it up. The government recognizes that spouses do in fact make sacrifices, and that’s kind of nice.
So like it or don’t - whatever to each their own, but it’s an actual thing.
"Hugs you all have the hardest unpaid job in the military"
No. Just no.
Being a wife to my husband IS NOT A JOB. I am not in, nor will I ever be in the military.
This whole “Military Spouse Appreciation Day”, in my eyes, is the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard about. I do not need a day to be appreciated for loving, supporting, and marrying my husband. My husband appreciated me every single day, and that is all I need.
Military spouses are not some type of “special breed”, we love our husbands and are wiling to do anything for them, just like any other wive.
Military Spouse Appreciation Day is the biggest joke ever. Why do we need a day? Why don’t other spouses get a day? We aren’t anything special, we shouldn’t be glorified for being with someone in the military. It’s a choice we made, I know plenty of people who wouldn’t do it. I know plenty of wives who have cheated on their husbands deployment. Are you glorifying them? Go to the gym here, there’s plenty of wives who hit on the marines with their little wedding band tan. Glorify them? Yeah. This day shouldn’t be for anyone, and if you think you’re special and deserve your own special day because you support someone who does their job you should be ashamed.
Military Spouse Appreciation Day
Today is Military Spouse Appreciation Day. It’s a day to celebrate the awesomeness of the greatest group of individuals in this fine country.
Trust me when I say that it takes an extremely special kind of person to marry someone in the military. The fact that anyone is willing to do it completely blows my mind (although, I’m incredibly grateful that they are).
It’s impossible to describe exactly how much my wife means to me. Nothing that I do would be worth anything without her. I try to do everything in my power to demonstrate how grateful I am to her every single day, but I still don’t come close to capturing how truly amazing she is.
It’s entirely possible that I never would have even graduated college without her. We’ve been together for 11 years this month (married for 9.5 of them). Over that time, she has watched a ship leave a pier more times than I care to remember. She has raised the kids on her own for long stretches of time. I have drug her from duty station to duty station so many times that we sometimes forget what state we were living in when we tell stories from our past.
She’s dealt with incredibly unpredictable schedules (“Hey babe, I have to get underway for a month…tomorrow”) and she’s been there when I was working from sunrise to sunset 7 days a week. Through all of this, she’s never complained, and she’s always been there for me when I thought things were getting too tough.
The amazing thing is that as incredible as she is, there are thousands of men and women around the country doing the exact same thing for their sailor, soldier, marine, or airmen. They are the real strength behind what we do. Trust me when I say that as hard as it is to deploy, it’s a walk in the park compared to what my wife goes through after we throw off all lines.
With all that in mind, take 15 seconds out of your day to spare a thought for the extremely brave men and women who stay home when we have to leave. If you know one of them, just walk over and give them a high five.
Thank you, Baby Doll. I couldn’t do it without you.
- Brad: Do you know what today is?
- Me: Military Spouse Appreciation Day?
- Brad: Yeah, how did you know?
- Me: I'm on the internet.
- Brad: Well, are you sad I didn't get you something?
- Me: Pfft yeah, for what? Being your wife?
- Brad: Haha, well I got you some words of encouragement- I love and appreciate you and I don't plan on divorcing you anytime soon.
Military Spouse Appreciation: A Letter from a Sergeant to his Wife
This is me! My husband wrote a post for Military Spouse Central for military spouse appreciation day about what I mean to him. Please check it out and show him some love!
As a member of the United States Armed Forces I often hear: “Thank you for your service.” But how often do we thank a military spouse?
To do our duty we must leave all that is home behind us.
Who thanks those who work behind the scenes to make the home life of military personnel less of a concern so military members can focus on the task at hand? Soldiers, sailors, Marines, airmen, Coast Guards — they are all people with personal lives and personal affairs. When we are overseas we have to leave everything behind. I can’t tell you how important it is that things at home are “squared away.” Soldiers worried about their children, their home, their bills or their parents will not be able to focus on the mission. This isn’t a job you can do half-heartedly or amid distraction.The duty of a military spouse
So we leave our spouses alone and charge them with most if not all of the home duties. They don’t wear a uniform. Most civilians don’t understand the sacrifices a military spouse makes on a daily basis. I would like to take today, Military Spouse Appreciation Day, as an opportunity to thank my spouse.
Adrienne wakes every morning knowing this could be the day I get called away. She knows that every day could be the last day of the kind of life that she has come to know and cherish. She has wrestled with the solemn and scary parts of my job and has been forced to prepare for what would happen if I was killed in the line of duty. She knows my commitment is not one that is taken lightly. It’s time for others to recognize her commitment as a military spouse is similarly profound.
“The Army so often demands to come first in our lives”To my wife and partner