Friday, May 7, 2010

Military Spouse Appreciation Day

I wish I have more time to write I really don't feel like packing some more of Sarah's stuff (My grandparents are flying Sarah, Dosh, and me to the Ranch for Mother's Day weekend, more about that later) so I'm going to edit this post and write more about it!

If my readers don't know what this day is about, well here's little history about it:

Military Spouse Appreciation Day (Military Spouse Day) is celebrated on the Friday before Mother’s Day. Of course, we take this day to acknowledge the significant contributions, support, and sacrifices of military spouses. MSAP was proclaim by President Ronald Reagan in 1984 to recognize the profound importance of spouse commitment to the readiness and well-being of military service members. Secretary of Defense Casper Weinberger then established the Friday before Mother's Day as Military Spouses Day.

So, I'm sure you know that now it's pretty much a HUGE deal, after all, where will the service member be without their spouse? (My Mom used to say that about my Dad all the time) We all know that behind a soldier, there is someone else who is fighting another war and another battle. And truly, all the military spouses are amazing. If you are one, you know what I mean. If you're not a Mil Spouse, then go and give Mil Spouse a huge hug! You guys rule! You know who you are out there!

This year for Military Spouse Appreciation day, I would like to take the time to recognize a very spouse that sits close to my heart. My Mom. And today, I'd like to present her with a Military Spouse Medal.

It reads:

The Spouse does not wear a uniform yet they serve their country. They do not acquire nor wear ribbons showing where they have been yet they go. They did not ask for the duty they perform yet they unwaveringly serve to their best ability. They serve – yet are not honored with trinkets or pieces of cloth, showing their service.

The burning candle signifies the lonely nights you have spent and that you have kept the home fires burning. A symbol with no beginning and no end, the ring around the candle flame symbolizes the undying flame of love for your spouse. The image of a rose is for the unwavering devotion you have shown for your spouse and their service to their country.

This Medal is gratefully given to those that do not ask, those that stay on the home front so that their spouse can serve for they also proudly serve their country.

At the same time, I want to thank Mom. For the many years she's been a military spouse, she is truly an amazing person and even more amazing military spouse (I'm sure my Dad would completely agree with me on this), Mom, and so much more. She's done more than I will ever do in my life. She truly is amazing.

I love you Mama

Mama, Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day, your service is truly appreciated and you are amazing. We'll see each other soon and we'll talk. I love you, Mama.


Tiffanie said...

Beautiful post! You know last month was Military Children Appreciation Month! :o))) So thank you right back!!! :o)))

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