Disclosure: This is a product compensated post via AT&T. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I personally have always down played my role as a military spouse. I mean I haven’t went to war, I have never had to leave my family for extended periods of time, or deal with the mental and physical stress that the military can sometimes place on our soldiers.
However , I have learned that although military spouses never serve in combat we serve in a different capacity. We serve on the home front by taking care of the family, household duties and keeping things together to protect the morale of our soldiers.
Just like our military personnel service members don’t necessarily expect thanks neither do our military spouses but a show of appreciation is always welcome. Below are 5 easy ways to say Thank You in honor of “Military Spouse Appreciation Day”.
Lend a Listening Ear
Many military spouses put on the emotional strong armor. Some of us hold things in order to make it seem like we got it all under control. The truth is sometimes we need someone to talk to and lending a simple listening ear is one of the best gifts and thank you’s you can give.
A Day To Herself
Being a mother or father doesn’t make anyone more special than the other , but being a mom (which has challenges of it’s own) and dealing with the stress of a deployment can be tough. A great way of saying Thank You is offering a mil spouse a few hours of babysitting time . Everyone needs some alone time just to breathe or get a cup of coffee.
A Special Gift
Who doesn’t like gifts? Say thank you by creating a small gift basket full of a mil spouse’s favorite goodies or a bottle of her favorite wine and some spa essentials.
Send Something Handwritten
In an age of fast moving technology we sometimes get caught up in quick ways of communicating like Facebook messages and email. Try sending a nice card or a special letter written on some fun stationary. There is nothing like snail mail and something you can actually have as a keepsake.
Say Thank You
At the end of the day a simple Thank You is worth a thousand words. It is nice to just hear it sometimes.
Check out some of the great things AT&T is doing for military personnel here.
AT&T is saying THANK YOU to military spouses by allowing me to give this really fun AT&T gift basket away that includes…A MINI IPAD plus all the cool gear in the image above! Must be 18+ years of age or older. Giveaway open to USA and APO/FPO.
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