Friday, February 18, 2011

MilSpouse Friday Fill In #30

MilSpouse Friday Fill-In

Be sure to stop by Wife of a Sailor who is the genius behind this weekly adventure, visit her blog and join in the fun!

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.

~Abraham Lincoln

  1. What is your favorite MilSpouse blog (not including Wife of a Sailor who we all love, or your own)? I had to think about this one since I read quite a few but I thought about which one I check daily and the first one I usually check is my friend Heidi's blog, her and I agree on a lot of the same things and respect each other even if we disagree. She's been around the Military about the same amount of time as me so she understands a lot of my perspective and I appreciate that. Check her out at Empty Nest, PCS and All the Rest
  2. What are your favorite perks about your s/o being deployed (we all know there are perks)? I enjoy the opportunity we get to strengthen our relationship. Being separated helps us to appreciate each other more. It's certainly not easy but it is worth the effort.
  3. How long did you date your before getting engaged? Married? We dated about 10 months before we decided to get married and then we got married 2 days later!
  4. What do you think your would do if s/he wasn’t in the military? You know, we think about what we want to do when we retire (which will happen in just the next couple years) but we've never really talked about what he would have done had he not been in the Army. He's been in over 22 years. I can't see him in an office so I think he'd be doing something outdoorsy.
  5. If you could talk to the Secretary of the Army what is one suggestion you would like to bring to their attention in order to improve the lives of military families? I have been fortunate enough to actually have had the opportunity to talk to the Secretary of the Army and other senior Army leadership. I got to see them in action talking with a lot of passion about what we need to do better to take care of our Soldiers and their Families. For many they seem so unapproachable and business like but they truly do have the needs of our Soldiers and their Families in their minds and hearts. The intensity I got to hear them speak recently in DC was very touching because they want to make the Army a better environment for us all. The Secretary of the Army came to visit FLW after we were hit by the tornado. As he was speaking to all of us, he was sincere in his promises to help us with recovery and ensuring us it was a priority. We have not felt slighted at all.


SAHM and Marine Wife said...

I had to hop on over to your blog! I heard you are active in the military community as a spouse and mommy! Thank you for what you do. I'm your newest follower through Friday Fill In!

To the Nth said...

Thank you for sharing your experience of meeting the Secretary of the Army. It's easy to develop feelings of disconnect from the upper echelons of leadership, so I think stories like yours are important reminder that they do remember why they strove to fill such high office in the first place.

Anonymous said...

I actually named you as my fav milblog! I agree with a lot of your views and I love how active you are in the military community!